Bishop Mark L. Bartchak celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation throughout the Diocese every year during the Easter season. The following is the 2017 schedule of Confirmation Masses.

1. WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017 – CATHEDRAL OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, ALTOONA – 7:00 P.M.

106 Candidates

Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona – 11
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona – 17
Sacred Heart, Altoona – 16
Saint Mary, Altoona – 8
Saint Rose of Lima, Altoona – 27
Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona – 17
Saint Joseph, Bellwood – 10

2. THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2017 – SAINT JOHN GUALBERT CATHEDRAL, JOHNSTOWN – 7:00 P.M.

59 Candidates

Saint Clare of Assisi, Johnstown – 0
Saints Gregory and Barnabas, Johnstown – 13
Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown – 8
Immaculate Conception, New Germany – 11
Saint Michael, Saint Michael – 11
Most Holy Trinity, South Fork – 4
Saint John the Baptist, Summerhill -8
Saint Bartholomew, Wilmore – 4

3. SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017 – SAINT PETER PARISH, SOMERSET – 4:00 P.M.

48 Candidates

Saint Gregory, MacDonaldton – 4
Saints Philip and James, Meyersdale – 3
Saint John the Baptist, New Baltimore – 9
Saint Mary, Pocahontas – 0
Saint Peter, Somerset – 25
Saint Michael, West Salisbury – 7

4. TUESDAY APRIL 25, 2017 – CATHEDRAL OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, ALTOONA – 7:00 P.M.

97 Candidates

Seven Dolors of the BVM, Clearville – 2
Immaculate Conception, Dudley – 3
Saint Catherine of Siena, Duncansville – 0
Saint John the Evangelist – 1
Saint Mary, Hollidaysburg – 21
Saint Michael, Holliaysburg – 21
Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon – 14
Saint Catherine of Siena, Mount Union – 2
Saint Patrick, Newry – 15
Saint Mary, Orbisonia – 0
Saint Thomas More, Roaring Spring – 6
Saint Joseph, Williamsburg – 2
Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon – 9
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona – 10

5. WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017 – SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH, BELLEFONTE – 7:00 P.M.

55 Candidates

Saint John the Evangelist, Bellefonte – 40
Saint Kateri, Penns Valley – 2
Queen of Archangels, Clarence – 13

6. THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2017 – CATHEDRAL OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, ALTOONA – 7:00 P.M.

89 Candidates

Saint Benedict – Carrolltown – 22
Saint Aloysius, Cresson – 13
Saint Francis Xavier, Cresson – 15
Saint Demetrius, Gallitzin, 2
Saint Bernard, Hastings – 11
Saint Nicholas, Nicktown – 20
Queen of Peace, Patton – 6

7. SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017 – OUR LADY OF VICTORY PARISH, STATE COLLEGE – 3:00 P.M.

82 Candidates

Good Shepherd, State College – 32
Our Lady of Victory, State College – 50

8. THURSDAY MAY 4, 2017 – SAINT JOHN GUALBERT CATHEDRAL, JOHNSTOWN – 7:00 P.M.

47 Candidates

Saint Clement, Johnstown – 12
Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown – 35

9. SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017– HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, LOCK HAVEN – 2:00 P.M.

11 Candidates

Holy Spirit, Lock Haven – 10
Saint Joseph, Renovo – 1

10. TUESDAY MAY 9, 2017 – SAINT JOHN GUALBERT CATHEDRAL, JOHNSTOWN – 7:00 P.M.

53 Candidates

All Saints, Boswell – 4
Transfiguration, Conemaugh – 0
Saint Anne, Davidsville – 4
Holy Family, Hooversville – 7
Saint Andrew, Johnstown – 15
Saint Anne, Johnstown – 0
Saint Francis of Assisi, Johnstown – 7
Saint Therese, Johnstown – 6
Resurrection, Johnstown – 8
Visitation, Johnstown – 2

11. THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017 – CATHEDRAL OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, ALTOONA – 7:00 P.M.

85 Candidates

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona – 14
Holy Rosary, Altoona – 10
Our Lady of Fatima, Altoona – 0
Saint Mark, Altoona – 7
Saint Thomas the Apostle, Bedford – 7
Our Lady of the Alleghenies, Lilly – 14
Prince of Peace, Northern Cambria – 13
Saints Peter and Paul, Philipsburg – 10
Saint Matthew, Tyrone – 16

12. TUESDAY MAY 16, 2017 – HOLY NAME PARISH, EBENSBURG – 7:00 P.M.

56 Candidates

Holy Name, Ebensburg – 34
Holy Family, Colver – 2
Saint John Vianney, Mundys Corner – 4
Saint Mary, Nanty Glo – 16

13. WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 – BASILICA OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, LORETTO – 7:00 P.M.

76 Candidates

Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto – 26
Holy Family, Portage – 21
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ashville – 11
Saint Monica, Chest Springs – 3
Saint Augustine, Dysart – 10
Saint Joan of Arc, Frugality – 5

14. SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017 – SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH, WINDBER – 2:00 P.M.

17 Candidates

Our Lady Queen of Angels, Central City – 1
Saint Anthony of Padua, Windber – 8
Saints Cyril and Methodius, Windber – 1
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Windber – 7

15. SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017 (PENTECOST SUNDAY) – SAINT BENEDICT PARISH, JOHNSTOWN – 2:00 P.M.

57 Candidates

Saint Benedict, Johnstown – 50
Saint Patrick, Johnstown – 7

TOTAL NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR 2017: 938