The Creed at Confirmation

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Our bishop has given all pastors the faculty to confirm because of the pandemic etc.   

Should the assembly join in the profession of faith with the candidates for confirmation on a Sunday?  If not, do we omit the creed for the assembly or profess it after the confirmation?  It would seem very odd to me to do that but I wanted to make sure.


A: The Creed is omitted (Order of Confirmation 31). The rubrics indicate that the candidates – not the entire assembly – renew their baptismal promises. But often many people join in anyway. Furthermore, even if it is just the candidates who profess their faith, that seems to suffice for the sake of this liturgy, even on a Sunday.