Bishop issues Decrees on Confirmation and Cathedraticum

BRIDGEPORT—On Tuesday May 4, 2021 Bishop Caggiano issued Decrees on the Cathedraticum assessment for parishes and Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday.

His Cathedraticum decree announces that the current tax assessment (commonly known as the Cathedraticum) for parishes (including quasi-parishes and shrines) of the diocese has been modified in this way: “Proceeds from the sale of any parish property will be classified as ordinary income for the fiscal year in which the proceeds are received, subjecting it to the diocesan tax assessment. In addition, solely for the fiscal year 2021-22, the method by which the assessment is calculated will be modified based on a three year average (fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020).”

The Confirmation decree delegates Pastors (or those equal to Pastors by law) of the Diocese of Bridgeport to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation, on anyone eighteen years or older who is properly instructed and has already been baptized and received Holy Communion. This special grant is only for the above-mentioned faithful who will be present at the celebration of Pentecost Sunday in their respective parish, in accord with c. 885, §2

Click to read the decrees in full:

Cathedraticum Decree
Decree for the Sacrament of Confirmation