Friday, May 21, 2010

PENTECOSTAL GLORY AT OUR RECENT CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIMRATION

I got confirmed when I was in the 4th grade in 1963. We wore red graduation type gowns. It was not a Mass, but Benediction. What I recall is being socked in the face and having the Chrism wiped off my head before returning to the pew. We knelt before the bishop to be confirmed. After that sock in the face, I've never been the same.









3 comments:

Seeker said...

A beautiful Celebration indeed! All the red vestments are stunning with the back drop of magnificent St. Joseph. The comfirmed look fortified with the power of the Holy Spirit. I have to say also, your message to the parishioners in next weeks bulletin was inspiring and exhilarating. That's what it means to be Catholic! We need to spread it around!

Templar said...

Deinde leviter eum in maxilla caedit, dicens: Pax tecum

A far, far nobler way to bring a soldier into the Church Militant than the touchy feely, squishy, kumbaya way they introduced in 1971.

I wonder how many saints the hugs have made versus the slaps?

Dymphna said...

I remember being a disappointed when I was confirmed because we had the modern confirmation with no slap.