“The ordinary minister of confirmation is the bishop” (Canon 882)
The Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, Bishop of Portland, will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for baptized Catholic teens and adults at three locations across the diocese. While candidates participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults may receive the initiation sacraments at Easter Vigil Mass, these Masses are intended for practicing Catholics who have not been confirmed and, in some cases, who have not received first Eucharist.
Parish representatives MUST register at the link below and fill out a Sacrament of Confirmation form for each individual who is being confirmed.
Parish representatives click here to register. The registration deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018.
The dates and locations are:
♦ Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 331 Main Street, Presque Isle
♦ Friday, April 20, 2018, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor
♦ Friday, April 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street, Portland.
Please contact your parish office if you believe this opportunity is for you. This celebration is not intended for those baptized in another Christian community (with proper form) who are being received into the full communion of the Catholic Church Upon completion of formation, these candidates should be confirmed and receive Eucharist at the time that they are received into full communion, which may take place any time during the liturgical year.
Parish representatives click here to download a copy of the Sacrament of Confirmation form (one for each individual). (You may need to download this form to your computer to write on it.)