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.