The pastor has the faculty to administer the sacrament of confirmation at the Easter Vigil to baptized Catholics who, although baptized earlier, have not been reared in the Catholic Church, on the occasion of their reconciliation with the Catholic Church provided that such individuals have participated in the catechesis of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or its diocesan-approved equivalent. (Canon 883.2)
In the Archdiocese of Detroit, the pastor has the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation during the Easter Vigil to any persons who were baptized Catholic and raised Catholic but had left the practice of the faith and are now returning to the faith. The faculty is limited to the Easter Vigil and may be used only for those who have been part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or an Archdiocesan approved equivalent.
However, the pastor does not have the faculty to confirm those baptized Catholics who have been “faithful” but for some reason or other have not been confirmed. If the priest wishes to confirm these adults he would need to request a special faculty. The ordinary way for these persons to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Detroit would be at the Cathedral on the Feast of Pentecost or Christ the King.