This morning we had four adult candidates in our RCIA program receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by our pastor who is a Monsignor. For the first candidate the priest said, “Be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit”. Then I could see that he caught himself with the second candidate and said, “Be filled and sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.” He said this again with the third and only with the fourth candidate did he say, “Be sealed with the gifts of the Holy Soirit”.
In keeping with the proper form of the sacrament, was the first candidate’s sacrament invalid? It seems that the next two were illicit but valid and only the last one was licit and valid. If the first man’s sacrament was indeed invalid, then what must be done at this point? It’s now over and everyone went to their reception and as far as everyone os concerned all is well. Is it? If not, what can be done at this point? Thank you for your help… teachccd