Sunday, May 19, 2013

Confirmation Day!

50 days after Easter is Pentecost Sunday.  Today.

This feast day marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, who were hiding (and praying) in the upper room.

I know I would have been hiding, too!  Seriously!  

Let's rewind a bit....

First, the soldiers put Jesus to death.  The apostles are petrified and hide in the upper room.  

Then, Jesus rises (Easter Sunday) and hangs out with the apostles for 40 days.  

At which point, He ascends into Heaven on a cloud and those poor apostles are left "alone" again.  

They pray for  9 days in the same upper room (the FIRST EVER novena) until the Holy Spirit arrives, day 50, Pentecost Sunday.

Whew!

SO...

What better way to celebrate Pentecost Sunday then to have the (Auxiliary) Bishop lay his hands upon you and call down the Holy Spirit, confirming you in the fire of God's Spirit, making you a Soldier of Christ?


Can I get an "Amen"?

It was a beautiful day!


Since the Mass didn't start until 5pm, we went out for lunch to the Olive Garden.

We gave her a gift to celebrate her Confirmation.



She chose St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini) as her Confirmation name.  I had this exquisite rosary made especially for her.

I purchased it through Melanie at www.trendytraditions.bigcartel.com.

Oh my goodness!  As you can see,  Melanie does beautiful work.  (You must check out some of her fine handiwork for future gift ideas.)






(I just love my little man's pose in that picture :)

The Confirmation class was H.U.G.E. - 106 young adults!!  

Because of the size of the group, they did "small group" pictures with the Auxiliary Bishop afterward.


The Diocese of Dallas has 2 auxiliary bishops and the main bishop.  Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz (pictured above)  will  soon be heading to the Diocese of El Paso, Texas as their new bishop.  Very exciting for him!

**My dear girl injured her knee in swimming.  The pediatrician referred us to an orthopedic surgeon...but we cannot get in until May 28.  It seems so long away especially when pain is involved!  

Never the less, it was a truly special day for these young adults.

A wonderful way to mark Pentecost Sunday!

~  Patty  ~


11 comments:

  1. Amen! What a wonderful day for your daughter, Patty! I love the pictures...they capture the joy of this sacred day beautifully.

    Her gift is beautiful. Thanks for the link!

    Have a nice Monday, friend!

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  2. AMEN!!
    What a memorable and blessed day for Sally. What great photos too! A gorgeous rosary that you had made for her and a treasured gift to remember her special day in the church.
    Love little man's pose too in that photo. It was the first thing I noticed :)

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  3. How wonderful to be confirmed on Pentecost! So sorry about the knee, hope that all goes well. Beautiful rosary and beautiful dress on the confirmandi (full disclosure--I have that exact dress, from Kohls?) :)

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    1. That's right! LOL The first and ONLY dress she tried on...love her style (and yours :)

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  4. OH, her poor leg!! I broke my leg a few years ago (while pregnant) so I totally understand how hard it is. (and how long to recover)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a special day! Such a beautiful young lady! (LIKE HER MAMA) I love the rosary you picked, what a great idea for Confirmation. I got rosaries for the littles for Holy Communion, but you know, this will be a special one too for them.

    SO nice to see pictures of YOU!! (you are so pretty!) Her dress is pretty too-- as are all the girls. Much more modest than I've seen here in MN. With the exception of the homeschool group kids.



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  5. Oh, forgot to add, your kids are all so cute!

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  6. What a beautiful reflection to go with your beautiful young lady and her special day! Your words were just perfect. Congratulations to you all:) That Rosary is beautiful. I've seen her work and love the personalization! So sorry about the knee...Prayers for speedy recovery and healing going out!

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  7. Amen! It is the perfect way to spend Pentecost! Is there a specific Gift of the Holy Spirit your daughter is praying about? That's amazing that there were so many Confirmation candidates. Our church is much smaller than that but I can't wait until my son makes this sacrament next year.

    The rosary you had designed for her is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! That'll be a keepsake treasure for years to come. I can picture her showing her own children this special gift when it's their turn :)

    Your family is just beautiful! I noticed the pose of your son right off of the bat too. Very sweet :)

    Come Holy Spirit, Come!

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  8. Thanks for all of your sweet comments and congratulations! :)

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  9. Yes, you can get my amen, along with all the others :)! What a beautiful day. GORGEOUS rosary!

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  10. Mark and Paul received their confirmation the same day! It looks like it was a lovely, Spirit filled day for your daughter!! Prayers for her knee. I am so sorry- that must be painful.

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