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Mary Wilkinson wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am 80 years old and have been raised Roman Catholic. I had to fill out a questionnaire from our Catholic parish and one of the questions asked what year I was confirmed. I can't remember.

  • Can you inform me of the procedure to find out what year I was confirmed?

Thank You,


  { Can you inform me of the procedure to find out what year I was confirmed in the Church? }

John replied:

Hi, Mary —

If you want to go to all the trouble, all your sacramental information should be kept in the parish where you were baptized, so you would need to write and ask them.

Throughout the years Confirmation ages have changed. They also vary from diocese to diocese.

Often times, you were confirmed whenever there was bishop available provided you had the appropriate Confirmation preparation and you were within a certain age range.

Therefore, there was never a consistent procedure. If you can't contact the parish in which you were baptized, you'll simply have to use  your best memory to recollect the year.


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