Confirmation Dates in USA 2018

In addition to the current schedule of confirmations for the US District, also offered are some suggested books and an excerpt from St. Thomas Aquinas about the character of the sacrament.

Below is a list of chapels where the sacrament of confirmation will be administered in the SSPX's USA District for the year 2018. This schedule will continue to be updated as more information is received.

For further details, please contact the chapel in question.

Date Chapel Bishop
March 23 Blessed Virgin Mary
Syracuse, NY
May 26 St. Mary’s Assumption
St. Louis MO
May 27 Assumption Chapel
St. Mary’s KS
June 1 Corpus Christi
Edmonds WA
June 2 Immaculate Conception
Post Falls ID
June 3 St. Thomas Becket
Veneta OR
June 8 St. Cecilia's
Memphis TX
June 9 Queen of Angels
Dickinson TX
June 10 Our Lady of Sorrows
Baton Rouge LA
Sept. 28 St. Therese's
Madison WI
Sept. 29 St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Cloud MN
Sept. 30 Immaculate Heart
of Mary
St. Paul MN
Oct. 5 St. Thomas More
San Jose CA
Oct. 6 Our Lady of the Angels
Arcadia CA
Oct. 7 St. Joseph & IHM
Colton CA
Oct. 21 St. James Church
Pittsburgh PA
Oct. 23 St. Therese
Anchorage AK
Dec. 1 Our Lady of Sorrows
Phoenix AZ
Dec. 2 Sts. Peter & Paul
Albuquerque NM
** Bp. De Galarreta
*  Bp. Tissier de Mallerais
†  Bp. Fellay

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St. Thomas Aquinas on the character of Confirmation

Extract from Summa Theologica, IIIa, q. 72, art 5: Whether the sacrament of Confirmation imprints a character?

As stated above (Question 63, Article 2), a character is a spiritual power ordained to certain sacred actions. Now it has been said above (1; 65, 1) that, just as Baptism is a spiritual regeneration unto Christian life, so also is Confirmation a certain spiritual growth bringing man to perfect spiritual age.

But it is evident, from a comparison with the life of the body, that the action which is proper to man immediately after birth, is different from the action which is proper to him when he has come to perfect age. And therefore by the sacrament of Confirmation man is given a spiritual power in respect of sacred actions other than those in respect of which he receives power in Baptism. For in Baptism he receives power to do those things which pertain to his own salvation, forasmuch as he lives to himself: whereas in Confirmation he receives power to do those things which pertain to the spiritual combat with the enemies of the Faith.

This is evident from the example of the apostles, who, before they received the fulness of the Holy Ghost, were in the "upper room ...persevering prayer" (Acts 1:13-14); whereas afterwards they went out and feared not to confess their faith in public, even in the face of the enemies of the Christian Faith. And therefore it is evident that a character is imprinted in the sacrament of Confirmation.

Read Fr. Goffine's instruction from The Church's Year about the Feast of Pentecost and the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost.