Monday, January 10, 2011
Rite of Renewal of Baptismal Promises last Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass
On Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Father Paul Minchak celebrated the Renewal of Baptismal Promises with 21 of our Confirmation II candidates. This is another step as they prepare for The Right of Conformation this upcoming Easter Season, which will be celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva. Our Confirmation director, Liz Shippen stated, "Basically, the candidates' parents spoke for them and made the baptismal promises for them, promising to bring them up in the faith. At this rite, the children, now of age, have made their own decision and are accepting responsibility for their own spiritual growth and acknowledgment that the path involves living out their baptism, day-to-day. On the Baptism of the Lord, yesterday, and annually, we celebrate our baptism to remind of us the gift that has been given to us by our Lord." Our prayers go with them as they continue on their journey towards full confirmation in the Catholic Church.