Tuesday, 2 July 2013

East Sussex Confirmations - A Spirit Filled Day

Catechists and confirmation candidates
Holy Redeemer church was full to overflowing on Saturday 15th June when The Good Shepherd parish and Our Lady Star of the Sea parish celebrated their confirmation mass for 22 young people.  Bishop Kieran concelebrated Mass with four priests. 

It was the culmination of a year of preparation for the confirmation candidates who had shared a retreat weekend together and held an evening prayer vigil, as well as attending regular meetings with the formation team.  One of the team commented that this year’s candidates had been particularly committed, which made the day even more joyful for everyone. 

In his homily the Bishop exhorted the candidates to express Christ’s love in the world in such a way that everyone would feel better for having spent time with them. Wherever life would lead them, the Catholic community was now their home and they would always be welcome.

The day was blessed with sunshine and happy group photos were taken outside followed by an abundant spread for all in the hall. The church was dressed in wonderful floral decorations in red.

In the meantime the ongoing work of amalgamation continues and we now have a new website www.parishofgoodshepherd.org.uk which is gradually being refined. 

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