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Q: Last evening we had a tragedy at the confirmation mass. The father of one of the candidates died suddenly at the age of 41 shortly before the ceremony. The candidate does not want to go to another parish to be confirmed. May the pastor confirm her in a separate ceremony?


A: I’m very sorry to hear this news. I extend my prayers for all concerned.
The pastor needs to request permission from the bishop. He should send a letter explaining the reasons. If the bishop agrees, then the pastor may confirm.