Congratulations to the seven Confirmation Candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 6th at the 10:00 AM Mass, celebrated by Fr. Mike Muhr.
The St. Lawrence community rejoices that these men and women have completed their preparation to receive the final Sacrament of Initiation! May the gifts of the Holy Spirit bear fruit in their lives! May your journey of faith be ever changed by the reception of this great Sacrament.
Confirmation Sponsor Form
The purpose of a sponsor is to ensure that the rich and beautiful faith of the Catholic Church is passed on to the Confirmandi in the most loving and authentic way. In accepting this very important role, you are urged to reflect upon the importance of this commitment. Please read the following and pray about the responsibility you will fulfill in this person’s spiritual life.
After reflection, please complete the sponsor form, sign the statement of eligibility, and have your parish sign and seal the bottom portion of the form before turning in.
“Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim…Those who accepted [Peter’s] message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day.”Acts 2:3-4, 41
Three thousand people were baptized that day! That must have been some homily from St. Peter!
This quote from Acts of the Apostles is exactly what Confirmation is about – going out into the world to make disciples. At Pentecost, the apostles were sent forth to tell everyone about the incredible story of Christ. They met and knew the resurrected Christ, but it wasn’t until Pentecost that the Holy Spirit gave them the strength, power and fortitude to be the person they were created to be.
In Confirmation, we are sent to do the same. There is something life changing when we encounter a living, true and personal God. When we have an experience like the apostles, our lives are changed/transformed. We can no longer be the same person as we were before. That same experience can happen for all of us as we prepare for Confirmation.
So that’s the vision – to have an encounter with our loving and personal God, preparing all of us to go and show others who Christ is through our entire being, so that others may know God through you and me. There’s plenty more we could talk about Confirmation, but that’s why we have something, called Confirmation preparation. In these sessions, we will explore four pillars of the Church, and the various realities and mysteries of the Catholic Faith!
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