Visitation and Confirmation Information

Bishop Lee visits the 123 churches and four campus ministries in our diocese on a rotating and alternating schedule. This means he typically makes an official visit to each congregation every two to three years.

If it becomes necessary for a congregation to change the visitation date, the rector/vicar or priest-in-charge is asked to find a congregation willing to "swap" dates and then be in touch with Anne Cothran to confirm that the new dates will work with other obligations on Bishop Lee’s schedule.

Diocesan-wide Confirmations for 2019

There are two diocesan-wide liturgies for confirmation and reception in the Summer and Fall of 2019 and any of our congregations are invited to present candidates at one of these services.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 am

St. James Cathedral
65 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

If your congregation is presenting candidates please contact Anne Cothran for details.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 am - Hispanic Liturgy with Confirmation

St. James Cathedral
65 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

If your congregation is presenting candidates please contact Anne Cothran for details.


Bishop Lee's Visitation Schedule for 2019

Sunday, September 15  St. Luke, Dixon
Sunday, September 22  Trinity, Highland Park
Sunday, September 29  St. Edward and Christ, Joliet
Sunday, October 13  St. Elisabeth, Glencoe
Sunday, October 20  Grace, Chicago
Sunday, October 27  Trinity, Wheaton
Sunday, November 3  St. Andrew, Downers Grove
Sunday, November 10  St. Philip, Palatine
Sunday, November 17  Christ Church, River Forest
Sunday, December 1  St. Andrew Pentecost, Evanston
Sunday, December 8  St. James, West Dundee
Sunday, December 15  St. Charles, St. Charles
Sunday, December 22  Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Waukegan

Bishop Lee's Visitation Schedule for 2020

Sunday, January 5   Nuestra Senora de las Americas, Chicago
Sunday, January 12   Calvary, Batavia
Sunday, January 19   Holy Trinity, Belvidere
Sunday, January 26   All Saints, Western Springs 
Sunday, February 2   St. Hugh, Elgin
Sunday, February 9

  St. Martin, Chicago

Sunday, February 16   Grace, New Lenox 
Sunday, February 23   St. Mary, Park Ridge 
Sunday, March 1   St. Benedict, Bolingbrook 
Sunday, March 8   St. George & Matthias, Chicago 
Sunday, March 15

  St. Ignatius, Antioch

Sunday, March 22   St. Alban, Chicago
Wednesday, March 25   Church of the Atonement, Chicago
Sunday, March 29   St. Margaret of Scotland, Chicago
Sunday, April 5   Christ Church, Ottawa

Maundy Thursday
April 9

  St. Paul, LaSalle
Good Friday
April 10
  Christ Church, Streator

April 12

  St. James Cathedral
Sunday, April 19   St. Mark, Evanston
Sunday, April 26   St. Mark, Glen Ellyn
Sunday, May 3   St. Matthew, Evanston
Sunday, May 10   Emmanuel, La Grange 
Sunday, May 17   St. Paul, Peoria 
Thursday, May 21   Church of the Ascension, Chicago
Sunday, May 24   St. Paul, McHenry 
Sunday, May 31   Holy Spirit, Lake Forest

Sunday, June 7


  Trinity, Chicago

  St. James Cathedral, 4 pm

Sunday, June 14   St. Michael, Barrington
Sunday, June 21   St. John, Naperville
Sunday, June 28   St. James, Griggsville
Sunday, July 5   One in Christ, Prospect Heights 
Sunday, July 12   St. Anskar, Rockford 
Sunday, July 19   Grace, Sterling
Diocesan-wide Confirmation
Saturday, May 30
  St. James Cathedral