Office for Divine Worship
Below you will find important items for the 2019-20 Confirmation Ceremonies. These will assist you in preparing for these ceremonies. Please note that liturgical planning sheets must be submitted to the Office for Divine Worship no later than two full weeks before the ceremony.
In addition, if a booklet for Mass is being printed, its contents must be approved by the Office for Divine Worship before it goes to press.
Thank you for all that you will do to make the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation a prayerful and noble liturgy. Please feel free to contact us with any comments, question, and concern. You may reach us directly at BishopsOffice@hbgdiocese.org or (717) 657-4804 ext. 354.
2019-20 Confirmation Ceremonies
2019-20 Memo to Pastors and C/DREs
Liturgical Guidelines for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019-20
The Order of Confirmation 2019-20
Eucharistic Prayer III for Concelebrants Confirmation 2019-20
Confirmation Liturgical Planning Sheet 2019-20
Diocesan Vestment Request Form
Notes for Altar Servers 2019-20
Notes for Deacons 2019-20
Notes on Liturgical Music Confirmation 2019-20
Suggested Musical Repertoire Confirmation 2019-20
Diocesan Policy for Recording Confirmation Names 2019-20
Universal Prayer for Confirmation 2019-20
Recommendations and Examples, Selection of Readings, Confirmation 2019-20
Participation of Confirmed Youth in Confirmation Celebration 2019-20
Sacrament of Confirmation for Adult Baptized Catholics
Pastors are requested to fill out the application form for each candidate. It must be returned to the Office for Divine Worship, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 by the date indicated on the form. Each candidate receives proper instructions prior to submitting the application. Candidates are to have an adequate knowledge of the Catholic Faith, have given evidence of regular attendance at Mass, validly married, etc. Sponsors are to meet the requirements of Canons 893 and 874 of the Code of Canon Law to be eligible to act as sponsor. If the sponsor is not from your parish, please attach a sponsor eligibility certificate from their parish with the confirmand’s application form.