Canonical Affairs
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839


Br. James Peterson, OFM Cap.
Assistant to the Moderator of the Curia for Canonical Affairs
Office: 617-746-5651
Fax: 617-746-5920
Jane Devlin
Special Assistant to Canonical Affairs
Office: 617-746-5900
Fax: 617-746-5920
Mary Kelliher Blake
Office Coordinator to Canonical Affairs
Office: 617-746-5651
Fax: 617-746-5920
James Sierra
Interdiocesan Marriage Preparation, Operations Assistant to Canonical Affairs
Office: 617-746-5652
Fax: 617-746-5920

Canonical Affairs



Sacrament of Confirmation Form for 1/1/20 through 8/31/20

Please call the Office of Canonical Affairs at 617.746.5651 or email Mary Kelliher Blake at with any questions.

Spring '20 Due by 3/29/2019 (Fall '20 will open in November '19)

Parish Name:  

Parish Number:  

Parish Phone Number:  

Parish Mailing Address:    

Parish City/Town:   

Email Address:   

Contact Person:  


Sender's Email address:  

How many ceremonies are needed? 


Please check here if you will be going to another parish for Confirmation & fill out the following and enter zeros for the 3 dates and times below: 

Name of other parish:   

City/Town of other parish:  

No Confirmation Ceremonies may be held on the dates below.  Do not choose these dates:
  •  3/7/20 - 3/8/20 (During scheduled Vigil and Sunday Masses, non-scheduled Masses are fine)  
  • 3/14/20 - 3/15/20 (During scheduled Vigil and Sunday Masses, non-scheduled Masses are fine)   
  • 3/26/20 - 4/12/20 
  • 5/16/20 
  • 6/6/20 
  • 6/9/20 - 6/13/20 

Please choose 3 tentative dates and times for each day of Confirmation.  For example, if you are celebrating 2 Confirmations on 2 different days, you must submit 6 tentative dates.

  1. FIRST Confirmation Date - please type the first date:       
    TIME(S) of FIRST Confirmation Date :                                

  2. SECOND Confirmation Date - please type the second date:   
    TIME(S) of SECOND Confirmation Date:                            

  3. THIRD Confirmation Date - please type the third date:      
    TIME(S) of THIRD Confirmation Date:                               


Approximate number to be Confirmed:   

School Year(s) of Confirmandi:   

Please note additional forms in the comments section here:

Comments :   

  • Please do not contact the Bishops/Episcopal Vicars directly, as this causes confusion in setting up the Confirmation schedule.
  • Please request your Regional Bishop/Episcopal Vicar to be the minister of Confirmation in the Comments section, if he has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation in your parish within the previous two years.
  • If your parish has fifteen or fewer candidates for Confirmation, please arrange, if possible, a joint Confirmation with a neighboring parish. {However, every parish still needs to return this form and make note of this arrangement, or if no ceremony at all is being celebrated.}
  • If your parish usually celebrates Confirmation during Lent, please have one of the three dates you submit be during the Easter Season.
  • A reminder that there are days when ritual Masses cannot be celebrated, such as the Sundays of Lent or Advent. Please check the Liturgical Calendar to determine if any of the days you are choosing fall into this category. This only means that the Mass for Confirmation and the readings cannot be used. The Mass of the day must be used with possibly one reading of the day being changed.
  • In order to alleviate the large number of Confirmations scheduled for the spring, it would be helpful if parish staffs give consideration to having Confirmation in the fall.