There are two paths in the Diocese of Dallas for Catholics who have been Baptized but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The first is the Diocesan Adult Confirmation Initiative.
It has some particular eligibility requirements. The Adult Confirmation Initiative is a process which assumes that an adult is a registered, active member of St. Francis parish for at least one year, knows and practices their faith, but did not receive their Confirmation for whatever reason at the usual age.
The candidate participates in 6 mandatory hours of focused preparation typically spread over two to three sessions. The celebration of Confirmation takes place on the Feast of Pentecost.
If you meet the requirements for the Diocesan Adult Confirmation Initiative, please click below for more information and to complete a registration form.
The RCIA can best be described as a process of coming to know Jesus Christ on a personal level. Coming to know Jesus cannot be fitted into a thirty-week instruction program. It is a process of ever-deepening growth & commitment, a process that continues long after you are initiated into the Catholic Church. We will try to help you discover your readiness to make that commitment to Christ in and through the Church. We will celebrate your journey to Christ in various rituals throughout the process. Finally, the RCIA is very much a public process that takes place in the context of the community of St. Francis. The ceremonies or rites that we celebrate usually take place on Saturday or Sunday, when our community comes together to worship. In summary, the RCIA is a faith journey. Each of us has a unique path for our faith development. Therefore, there is no obligation on the part of anyone to “join the church.” We stand ready to assist you in reflecting upon whether God is calling you at this time to follow him in and through the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi.