In our Parish : The Sacrament of Confirmation | 5 August 2022
August 16, 2022
The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by Bishop Brian Mascord to 47 candidates at Holy Family on Friday evening 05/08/22 assisted by Father Henry Adler PP. The ceremony was presented over two liturgies at 6pm and 7.30pm, including beautiful reflective music performed by Mr Peter Novakovich and congregational singing. Mrs Deanna David, the Religious Education Coordinator, from Holy Family school presented the children to be confirmed and some of the teachers and catechists from Holy Family were also there to present the readings and prayers.
Bishop Brian’s homily was very encouraging for the young people, whom he invited to come and sit with him at the foot of the altar, where he spoke to them about the feast of Pentecost, when the disciples of Jesus received the gift of the Holy Spirit and were able to speak about God to many people even though they spoke a different language. Bishop Brian also said to the students that the Holy Spirit would give them the courage to be disciples and be a sign of Jesus Christ to others. He also thanked the parents, sponsors and God parents of the children for encouraging them and bringing them up in the faith.
The ceremony was well attended by family and friends.
Written by Karen Watson (Parishioner)