Skip to main navigation
Archdiocese of Boston
Header Bulletins/Mass times
Header utility menu
Parish Mass Listings
Offices and Ministries
Catholic Schools Office
Delegate for Religious
Evangelization and Discipleship
Health and Social Services
About the Archdiocese of Boston
Archbishop, Bishops, Vicars
Archdiocese of Boston Crest and Logo
Press Release Archives
Code of Conduct
RCAB Social Media Guidelines
Holy Days of Obligation
Prayer Request for Priests
Our Commitment to Pastoral Support
Categories of Archdiocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child
Fall 2021 Confirmation Registration
Request for Dates 9/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
due November 23, 2020.
Spring 2022 will open March 2021.
Call the Office of Canonical Affairs at 617.746.5651 or email
Mary Kelliher Blake
with any questions.
For Collaboratives with special circumstances, please fill out only one form using a semicolon between the parish names, dates, and times.
Examples include separate ceremonies on the same day, or consecutive weekends.
The comments field is also handy for further explanation of your Collaborative situation.
Fields with an asterisk (*) are required fields.
Office Phone Number
- Select -
Requestor Email address
No Confirmations for This Period
Please check here if there will not be any Confirmations in your parish between September 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Alternate Confirmation Location
Please check here if you will be going to another parish for Confirmation.
Name of other parish
City or Town of other parish
No Confirmation Ceremonies may be held on:
11/14/2021 - 11/19/2021
Please choose 3 tentative dates and times for each
For example, if you are celebrating 2 Confirmations on 2 different days, you must submit 6 tentative dates; use a semicolon between the days, dates, and times.
How many ceremonies are needed?
Day(s) - 1st Preference
Date(s) - 1st Preference
Time(s) - 1st Preference
Day(s) - 2nd Preference
Date(s) - 2nd Preference
Time(s) - 2nd Preference
Day(s) - 3rd Preference
Date(s) - 3rd Preference
Time(s) - 3rd Preference
Approximate Number to be Confirmed
School Grade(s) of Confirmandi
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.
If your Bishop or Episcopal Vicar will be celebrating Mass, then please remember 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.
Leave this field blank