Adult Confirmation

Confirmation for Adults

Preparing For The Sacrament Of Confirmation:

The adult Confirmation process is for adults who have already been baptized and received their first Communion. In receiving Confirmation, you are strengthening your sacramental bond with the Catholic Church and our vocation to be disciples of Jesus. Therefore, these sacramental preparation classes will review the fundamentals of our Catholic faith to better form our understanding of what it means to live as emboldened witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The process will also assist candidates for Confirmation in being active and faithful Catholics with the firm practice of attending Mass every Sunday (or Saturday night) and Holy Days of Obligation.

To register for the English process, please contact Brad Becker (Pastoral Associate) at 503-393-5323 x 307.

For information about Spanish classes, please click here.


Do I Need A Confirmation Sponsor?

Yes, you will need a sponsor as part of this process. Since Confirmation strengthens your bonds to the Catholic community, the Church asks each candidate to select a Confirmation sponsor to accompany him/her as they prepare for and receive the sacrament.

Much like a godparent, a sponsor is someone who will spiritually support you through his/her prayers and help witness the Catholic faith you are called to live. They are there to help motive, encourage, and guide you as you continue to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. They will also be at the Confirmation ceremony and stand with you as you receive the sacrament.

Since a sponsor is meant to be a Catholic role model and witness to you, there are some basic requirements the Catholic Church has regarding being a sponsor:

  • Sponsors must be at least 16 years old and cannot be your parent.
  • Sponsors must be active and practicing Catholics (attend Mass every Saturday night or Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation) and live a life of faith according to the teachings of the Church.
  • Sponsors must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.
  • If married, sponsors need to be married in the Catholic Church (or validly married in the eyes of the Church).
  • If single, sponsors need to be living the single live chastely (not cohabitating)

Please let us know if you have someone in mind who meets these requirements or if you need help finding a sponsor. We have several parishioners here at Saint Edward who would be more than happy to be sponsors for you!


When Are The Confirmation Classes?

All adult Confirmation classes will be on the following days from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Parish Hall building. Please note that the sacramental preparation involves attending all of these classes in addition to attending Mass every Sunday or Saturday night.

January 6th, 2024

January 13th, 2024

January 20th, 2024

January 27th, 2024

February 3rd, 2024

February 10th, 2024

February 17th, 2024

February 24th, 2024

March 2nd, 2024

March 9th, 2024

March 16th, 2024

March 23rd, 2024

April 6th, 2024

April 13th, 2024

April 20th, 2024

April 27th, 2024

May 4th, 2024

May 11th, 2024

May 18th, 2024

May 25th, 2024

The Archdiocese of Portland determines the date and the location for the Confirmation ceremony with the Archbishop. We will let you know the exact details of the Confirmation ceremony as soon as they are announced.


What Paperwork/Records Do I Need?

We will need copies of your Baptism certificate and your First Communion certificate. There is also a basic Adult Confirmation registration form that we will have you fill out.