Confirmation Norms

General Norms for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Formation of Candidates

These norms are faithful to what the Church asks and respectful of the pastoral needs of the faithful completing their initiation into the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of Confirmation. May these directives guide us to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit and sealed with the power of His manifold gifts for the benefit of the mission of Christ and His Church.

This document was promulgated by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh on May 6, 2013 and effective in the Diocese of Raleigh on the Solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2013. All particular law contrary to these norms is abrogated with this promulgation.

Confirmation Norms: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Appendix One - Process for Receiving Delegation for the Faculty: English (PDF)

Appendix Two - Sponsor Eligibility Form: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Appendix Three - Notification Form for Church of Baptism: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Appendix Four - Confirmation Questions: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)