Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Eighty Young Parishioners Confirmed by Bp. Tobias
Last Saturday, May 8, the parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz witnessed the largest number of confirmants so far in a Confirmation Ceremony. As early as 8:00 o'clock, the church started to fill with confirmants, their parents, relatives, ninongs and ninangs in preparation for the ceremony at 9:00AM.
In his homily, Bishop Antonio Tobias explained to these young confirmants what this sacrament is all about. He explained that, together with Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confirmation completes the initiation of young Catholics into their faith. With Baptism granting all the rights to a Catholic to be a child of God and the inheritance of heaven, Confirmation gives him his marching orders to be evangelizers, proclaimers of God's Word. Ending his homily, Bp. Tobias exhorted the confirmants to go out and be God's examples for people to emulate.
Without the volunteer catechists of SLRP, this would not have been a success. Through their patience and dedication, eighty young men and women would not have made it as God's evangelical warriors in the parish and the community they live in.