28 January 2008

Confirmation and First Holy Communion

Archbishop Jose Gomez visited the parish this past Saturday to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to ninety-seven children and adults. He and I concelebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin according to the Ordinary Form.

Here is the high altar, prepared for the archbishop as celebrant:

Archbishop Gomez with Deacon James P. Orr, one of our two deacons. Deacon Michael D'Agostino was also at the Mass, but isn't pictured here:

The archbishop beginning the administration of Holy Communion. As is evident in the picture, the Blessed Sacrament is given by intinction:

Some of our newly-confirmed children receive their First Holy Communion from the archbishop: