As the Season of Lent continues, we also have a great event taking place in our parish this weekend! Bishop Gregory Parkes will be here at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
What a wonderful day that is for our young people who are receiving this sacrament! Confirmation is a completion of the Sacraments of Initiation. Having been baptized, now confirmed and then regular partakers of the Eucharist (Holy Communion), our fully initiated young people are ready to be true disciples in the world today. Congratulations to them and to their families as they take this important step in their faith lives! We are also welcoming adults in our parish who have already been baptized in another faith tradition to full membership in the Catholic Church at the Confirmation Mass. Congratulations to them in a very special way! Whenever Confirmation is celebrated, it is a time for us to recommit in our own faith journey. Welcome, Bishop Parkes, to St. Cecelia Parish!
May this holy Season of Lent continue to be a time of spiritual growth and renewal for all!
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider