Q: Some of our parishes want to use the Litany of the Saints for Confirmation Liturgy. Where exactly should this take place? I realize that it should take place before the reception of the sacrament/anointing – and in that case also takes the place of the General Intercessions…but after the Kyrie? After the readings? What is recommended?
A: Well, the Order of Confirmation does not envision this, but if you want to include it, I’d suggest placing it in a similar location as it falls in the baptism of adults: near the beginning of the sacramental ritual when the candidates are moving into position. So in the case of confirmation, either after the gospel and before the homily (22), after the homily (22) and before the renewal of baptismal promises (23).
Keep the penitential act. I’d probably keep the universal prayer too.