This year Cardinal Timothy Dolan will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of young persons with disabilities on May 14, 2017 at the 10:15 A.M. Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Although it is usually recommended persons with disabilities be integrated into their parish ceremonies, this is a special opportunity for the Archdiocese to recognize in a particular way young people with special needs.
For all present in the Cathedral it is a reminder of the unique gift each individual is in the Church community. The Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (paragraph 6) encourages us to bring all baptized persons to the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is truly a joy for these young people and their families to partake in this celebration.
If you know of a parent or family member of a child with a disability who is preparing for Confirmation, or who has not been confirmed at the usual age because of their disability please call Stephanie Gonzalez at (646)794-2822 or email
. Parents/guardians may fill out a
to enroll their son/daughter.