Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BIS #2285 CONFIRMATION - THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Crystal D’Mello
BORIVLI, FEBRUARY 16, 2011: February 13, 2011, was indeed an auspicious and memorable day for thirty one candidates of St. John Bosco parish. It was the day when they received the ‘Sacrament of Confirmation’ – the gift of the Holy Spirit during the 9.30am Mass.
  
The preparation for this occasion began almost a year back and reached its peak during the penultimate week before the big day. The requisite curriculum was covered and was also followed by a written examination. On this special day, we along with our parents entered the church in procession. Bishop Percival was the main celebrant. Joining him was our Parish Priest, Rev.Fr. Ronnie and five other priests. The homily of Bishop Percival was quite inspiring. He stressed on two important points namely, character and faith. According to him, these are our assets and it should be preserved in all walks of life. After the renewal of the Baptismal promises and the Laying on of Hands we were confirmed.
   
Special thanks to Fr. Ronnie, Fr Allwyn and our Catechism teachers. Without their unstinting support, help and guidance, it would not have been possible to make this day such a successful one. May the good Lord bless all our priests and catechists for their continuous efforts and we sincerely pray that they continue to lend support and guidance to each one of us so that we might live up to the commitment that we have made.

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