Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Over the Week-end my niece Robyn Sky made her Sacrament of Confirmation! We were very proud of her! Her journey to this day took her 2 years of Catholic Catechism,countless hours of Community service and not to mention several over night and out of town retreats! I was honored to have been her Sponsor.
For those of you who aren't familiar with our Faith, We have 7 Sacraments. Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the sick.
The Sacrament of Confirmation unites us more firmly to Christ, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, renders our bond with the Church more perfect, and it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, We also, confess the name of Christ boldly, and never are we ashamed of the Cross.
The essential part of the Confirmation rite is when the bishop or priest places his hand upon the head of each individual. The bishop traces the sign of the cross on the person's forehead—having first dipped his thumb in the holy oil called chrism—and says, "Be sealed with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit." The newly confirmed person responds by saying, "Amen."
We were truly Blessed to have met our NEW Bishop Daniel Flores!
The Castaneda Family..
Then off we went to continue the celebration!
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