On Apr. 28, 1887, Bishop Stephen V. Ryan confirmed over 500 children at St. Adalbert's.  The Catholic Union and Times reported:  "The Rt. Rev. Bishop confirms over five hundred Polish children in St. Adelbert's church, to-day (Thursday).  Alas!  In the words of Dr. Rochester - in a lecture delivered in this city a few years ago - the prolific foreigner is pushing the unproductive native to the wall.  Five hundred children!  That's twice more than fashionable Delaware avenue will see in a decade."

No record has been found containing the names of those who were confirmed.

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