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In a first, diocese celebrates confirmation in the Extraordinary Form


Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 07/20/16

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And yes: it included a slap.

From the Catholic News Herald in Charlotte:

Bishop Peter Jugis administered the sacrament of confirmation to eight young people during a Mass in the Extraordinary Form June 25 at St. Ann Church in Charlotte – a first for the 44-year-old Diocese of Charlotte. St. Ann Church hosts the Charlotte Latin Mass Community, which supports and promotes awareness of the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese. The Solemn High Mass was offered by Father Jason Barone, parochial vicar of St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte, with Father Jason Christian of St. Thomas Aquinas Church serving as deacon and Deacon Matthew Bean serving as subdeacon. …During the rite of confirmation in the Extraordinary Form, which is celebrated according to the 1962 Missal, the candidates knelt before the bishop, who anointed their foreheads with sacred chrism, made the sign of the cross over them three times, and then lightly slapped them on the left cheek as he told them, “Pax tecum” (“Peace”).

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