12 February 2009

Soldiers of Christ...

One of our bishops will be here on Saturday morning to celebrate the Mass according to the Anglican Use, and to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to ninety-two of the Faithful. Also at that Mass several of our children will be receiving First Holy Communion. Fr. Connors and I have been hearing confessions day after day, helping everyone to get ready for the occasion.

A few years ago our parish returned to the restored order of the Sacraments, which means that Confirmation is administered before First Holy Communion, preceded by the Sacrament of Penance. All this takes place when a child reaches the age of reason (age seven, usually in the second grade). Also for these past few years we have scheduled this to take place just before Lent begins, allowing all the newly-strengthened soldiers of Christ to take a fuller part in the penitential season.

Please do pray for them. It'll be a great day!