Office for Divine Worship
Below you will find important items for the 2017-18 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.
2017-2018 Confirmation Ceremonies
Confirmation Memo to Pastors and CDRE’s
Liturgical Guidelines for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation Ritual Text
Eucharistic Prayer III for Concelebrants Confirmation
Confirmation Liturgical Planning Sheet (PDF)/(.doc)
Diocesan Vestment Request Form
Notes for Altar Servers
Notes for Deacons
Notes on Liturgical Music
Suggested Musical Repertoire
Policy for the Recording of Confirmation Names
The Universal Prayer for Confirmation
Recommendations and Examples for Selection of Readings
Policy for the Participation of Confirmed Youth in the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
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.