I have a question regarding confirmation. I am currently in the US Navy out of San Diego, but go to a church that belongs to the Diocese of San Diego. Since I am in the Navy, I don’t belong to the Diocese here in San Diego, but the Diocese of the US Military. I am enrolled in RCIA through the military chapel here. After Mass at my local parish, I asked one of the priests about confirmation and told him about RCIA and how I would be accepted into the church at Easter Vigil in April. I asked him if it would be alright if I got confirmed at that parish.
He responded that it would be fine and he ever offered to give me a catechism class through the chapel. He said instead of being done in April, the class would be accelerated and would likely be finished by the end of December, at which point I would be confirmed into the Church. I asked the RCIA catachyst (sp?) about being confirmed in a church in the SD diocese even though I don’t belong to it and she said all I would need was a letter of dispensation from a chaplain in the military diocese saying I could be confirmed in my local parish. On the topic of taking the catechism class through the local parish and being done in December, is this acceptable? For me, the sooner I become accepted into the RCC, the better. However, at the same time, I don’t want to do anything that isn’t right or get a confirmation that isn’t valid.
Any thoughts? Thanks!