Adult Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “Sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”…(Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 1285)

The Sacrament of Adult Confirmation takes place twice a year, at the 11.00am Solemn Mass.

2019 Adult Confirmation dates are:

  • Pentecost Sunday 9 June 11.00am
    Enrolment evening: Thursday 6 June at 7:30pm
  • Sunday 17 November 11.00am
    Enrolment evening: Thursday 14 November at 7:30pm

    (Please enter the Cathedral Grounds via the Cathedral Car Park on Lansdowne street)


Adult Confirmation Candidates must be prepared by their local parish priest and receive a Confirmation card from their Priest on completion of their preparation. Candidates are required to attend an information session. Candidates must bring with them to the information session their Baptism Certificate, Confirmation Card and Sponsor

If you wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult, please contact your Parish Priest.