2018 Confirmation Services  

Confirmation Services typically take place at 10:30am. The date and location of each 2018 service is scheduled as follows: 

  • Cathedral January 27

  • Cathedral March 31 (at Easter Vigil)

  • Merrimack Valley April 14

  • Boston Harbor April 28

  • Cape and Islands April 28

  • North Shore May 5

  • Neponset River May 5

  • Concord River  May 19

  • Taunton River June 9

  • Cathedral June 16

  • Mystic Valley June 23

  • Alewife Sept. 22

  • Charles River Oct. 6

  • Mt. Hope- Buzzard's Bay  Oct. 13

  • South Shore Oct. 13 (St. Stephen's, Cohasset)
  • Cathedral Oct. 20
  • Cathedral Jan. 26, 2019

Services of Confirmation are organized by the Bishops' Office. Please be in touch with Diane Pound, dpound@diomass.org, Executive Assistant to Bishop Gates, for specific information. For a list of Confirmation Service Protocol, check here: Information on Confirmation Services.


Pre-confirmation Retreats

Two PreConfirmation retreats organized and offered by the Diocesan Youth Council in 2018:

  • March 16-17, 2018 at Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH
  • April 6-7, 2018 at Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH

Advance registration required.

For more information, contact H. Mark Smith.

Note: We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE groups to come as a whole group. We have a firm deadline for registration two weeks before each retreat.

Attendance at PreConfirmation Retreats are NOT required, but strongly suggested by our bishops.


Confirmation Preparation Materials

The Diocesan Missioner for Education and Formation has put together a list of some favorite confirmation resources.