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Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation

Welcome to the Diocese of Oakland Adult Confirmation Application Site. This site is for ADULT CONFIRMATION COORDINATORS.

If you are interested in being confirmed please check with your local Parish who can give you more information on classes.

Attention Coordinators, please read all instructions.

2020 Adult Confirmation: Saturday, February 8, and February 15th at 10:30 pm

Be sure to download current forms at that time as well. 

Please be sure to fill out the following, all information must be filled in completely.

Please have your confirmandi's turn in their paperwork to you no later then the end of November so you can start filling out the online forms all at once.

What to turn in:

  1. For each Confirmandi turn in
    (Staple together for each person)
    1. A Copy of Printed Pre-Registration form
    2. A Copy of Baptismal Certifiate
    3. A Copy of Online Registration email confirmation or review your entry page.
  2. For your Parish
    1. Submit online Registration and Check List
    2. Print out the email you receive and include in final packet to the Diocese. If additional confirmandi added or removed, after your submit please make note on email confirmation do not resubmit.


Download Pre-registration form

Please use this form to collect information about each confirmandi. The information collected will be used in the online form which is now active. Please start collecting COPIES of Baptismal Certificates. ALL fields will be required this year.

Parish Confirmation Registration and Check List
(Replaces paper check list this year. Print out email confirmation and submit)

Please fill out the new online Parish Check List and print out email confirmation and include the confirmation in the packets to be turned in with the Baptismal Certificates and Pre-Registration Forms.


Register Here

Online Registration Form - Not OPEN.

(Please have your confirmandi fill out the Pre-Registration Form above, once all confirmandis have completed the pre-registration forms above you as the coordinator can take that information and fill in the registration forms all at once online.)


2020 Adult Confirmation Dates are listed about.
(Early registration is suggested. Depending on capactiy some groups may need to be moved to a different time slot. )

There will be two adult confirmations in 2019 presided over by Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. You may choose the time that best fits your Parish location, this time slot is not guaranteed and can and will be changed if need be. You will be notifiied if that is the case we will try to accomedate everyones needs as much as possible. All confirmations for your Parish must take place at the same time.


Location: The Cathedral of Christ the Light - 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland CA

Please arrive 1 hour early to recieve instructions


Dear Adult Confirmation Coordinator,

For each candidate participating in the diocesan celebration of Confirmation for adults presided over by Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. on one of the following dates at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Saturday, February 8nd, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 15th, 2020  
@ 10:30 a.m.

An Adult Confirmation registration form for each candidate, completed in full on-line - NO EXCEPTIONS. The form can be filled out in English or Spanish.

  1. A copy of each candidate’s baptismal certificate. Do not mail the original. We will not be returning these items as we keep for our records. Needs to be stapled to a printed version of the Adult Confirmation Registration Form filled out by each confirmandi.
  2. The completed Adult Confirmation parish check-list (one per parish submission, submitted online and printed and included in your packet).
  3. Please note the registration system will not allow you to partially register. All information must be filled out COMPLETELY. It is the parish confirmation coordinator's responsibility to turn in the above information for each candidate.  Incomplete online registrations will mean that the individual is not on file and a certificate WILL NOT be able to be printed.


ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE MAILED No later than January 18, 2019.

  • Adult Confirmation parish check-list (See download link above) which will be emailed to you after you submit your registration online for your Parish.
  • Items that must be stapled together for each confirmadi
    • Clearly printed Pre-Registration Form (See download link above)
    • Copy of the individual baptismal certificate - this is seperate from the online registration which must also be completed.


Diocese of Oakland
Attn: Valentin Carrillo
2121 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA  94612

The Cathedral of Christ the Light, not the parishes, will notify churches of baptism after the Sacrament of Confirmation has been administered.

  • The Cathedral of Christ the Light will be the church of record.  It is important that all paperwork be complete and legible.  Church of Baptism, First Eucharist, and complete address must be included. Certificates will be mailed to parishes following the rite.
  • Each parish is expected to provide appropriate preparation for the reception of the Sacrament.  Please include a study of the Rite of Confirmation in your preparation using the Introduction to the Rite of Confirmation (#1-19). The prayers and exhortations within the Rite (#20-33) provide excellent catechesis in preparation for receiving the Sacrament.
  • The Rite of Confirmation does not call for a new Confirmation name. If a Confirmation name is to be used, please note it on the form and use that name on the nametag.
  • See registration form for sponsor guidelines or Rite of Confirmation #5 and #6.


Information for the day of Confirmation:

  • Before the liturgy begins, the Adult Confirmation Coordinator, confirmandi, and sponsor are to meet in the Cathedral Conference Center to receive instructions.
  • Each candidate must wear a nametag with the candidate’s baptismal (or confirmation) name printed legibly.  Do not include the last name. The parish is responsible for this.
  • Reserved seating will be provided for each confirmand and sponsor. All others, including the parish representatives and/or catechists, are to sit in the general seating area.
  • Please note that there is only one sponsor (padrino/madrina) for confirmation.


Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have questions, you may contact one of the following: Valentin Carrillo at [email protected] or (510) 267-8370.