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Adult Catholics Completing Initiation

Baptized Catholic Adults Seeking to Complete Christian Initiation

Adult Catholics, baptized as infants in the Roman Catholic Church who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation should participate in a period of catechesis leading to the celebration of Confirmation on a Sunday of the Easter season or on Pentecost Sunday.

They are to:

  • Participate regularly in Sunday Mass.
  • Receive suitable catechesis and spiritual formation during the seasons of Lent and Easter.
  • Participate in the "Call to Continuing Conversion" in the Cathedral on the First Sunday of Lent.
  • Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the celebration of the sacrament, preferably during Lent.
  • Receive Confirmation on a Sunday of the Easter season or on Pentecost Sunday.

N.B. It may be the case that an adult Catholic baptized as an infant needs both Confirmation and Eucharist to complete Christian initiation. If this is the situation, the adult receives first communion at the Mass in which the Rite of Confirmation is celebrated.

Contact Us

Rev. Thomas A. Dente
Director of Liturgical Formation Programs and Resources
973-497-4347
dentetom@rcan.org

Rev. Joseph A. Mancini, KCHS
Director of Pontifical Liturgies and Archdiocesan Ceremonies
973-497-4038
mancinjo@rcan.org

Rev. Armand Mantia
Director of the RCIA
973-497-4346
mantiaar@rcan.org

John J. Miller
Director of Music
973-484-2400
millerjo@rcan.org

Joan Conroy, LCHS
Associate Director of the Office
973-497-4343
conroyjo@rcan.org

Regina Chamberlain
Administrative/Liturgical Assistant
973-497-4345
chambere@rcan.org

Main Office Phone
973-497-4345

Office Fax
973-497-4314

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973-497-4361