Diocesan-wide Confirmation at St. James Cathedral

Bishop Noonan conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. James Cathedral to a diverse group of 78 candidates from a dozen parishes on Pentecost Sunday.

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Bishop Noonan conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. James Cathedral to a diverse group of 78 candidates from a dozen parishes on Pentecost Sunday. The hope is that Parish Catechetical Leaders will integrate these ceremonies into their annual planning. Preparing practicing Catholic adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation should not be burdensome (and should not be viewed as an opportunity for extensive remedial religious education). If the Bishop comes to your parish to confirm the teens in the fall, why not offer Confirmation preparation to baptized Catholic adults in the spring as well (or vice versa)? Confirmation in a person’s home parish remains the norm. But if you find that you are telling a number of people to “come back next year” for confirmation preparation, consider preparing them for Confirmation at St. James on the following dates:

  • September 20, 2015 at 5:00pm
  • January 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 
  • May 15, 2016 (Pentecost) at 5:00pm