Celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion04-19-2015Fr. Michael Straley
Next Saturday is a special day for our community, our faith family. We will celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion with 230 of our children. It is not just a special day for the children and their families, it is a special day for our entire community. Please remember to pray for these young people during the week as they prepare to receive the Holy Spirit into their lives, and then to receive our Lord in the Eucharist.
Please pray for the families of these children as well. Parents are the first teachers of their children in faith, and that role does not end with Confirmation and Communion. Actually, this is just the beginning for these parents. Now they must guide their children in learning to live as Catholic Christians in a world with so many competing values. May the Holy Spirit come again on these parents so that they may be the best of teachers.
For me, this is such a special day; as "father" to all of these children, I rejoice with them as our parish family grows. Many of the children will serve with me at our Lord's altar. What a blessing they are to all of us.