The Sacrament of Confirmation is our own Pentecost. When we are confirmed, we receive the Holy Spirit, through the anointing with oil and the laying on of hands by the bishop or a priest appointed by him. As the bishop places his hands on our heads and then anoints our foreheads with oil, he says the words: "Be sealed with the Holy Spirit." When we receive this sacred seal we show that we belong to God.
Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Although the Church has separated the Sacraments of Initiation, they still constitute a unity, as, properly speaking, Confirmation completes the baptismal rite. And so, without in any way devaluing their Baptism, the Church urges all its members to complete their Christian initiation by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Through it we receive what Jesus has promised - the strength and comfort of the Holy Spirit, ever present to help us meet the challenges and demands that face us as mature Christians.
"The Holy Spirit is truly transforming us, and through us, and through us he also wants to transform the world in which we live".
Our Sacrament of Confirmation Mass will be held on Sunday, April 30 at 6:00 pm @ OLPH Practice for Confirmaiton will be on Tuesday, April 25 @ OLPH @ 7:00 pm.
Keep these young people in your prayers as
they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation