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Age for the Celebration of Confirmation

After consultation with the Very Reverend Deans, the Presbyteral Council and other advisors, I hereby decree that the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Jefferson City shall be celebrated for those who are about 12 years of  age, in accord with the prescriptions of Canon 891 and the complementary norms of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (which decrees that Confirmation shall be conferred between the age of discretion and about sixteen years of age, within the limits determined by the Diocesan Bishop).

This decree takes effect immediately. Confirmation will now normally be conferred on those who are in the seventh grade academic year. The confirmandi, parishes, families and sponsors will abide by the catechetical requirements contained in diocesan policy for the preparation of confirmandi.

Given at the Chancery this first day of October, 2019.
Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D.
Bishop of Jefferson City


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