96 Taleigao youth receive Sacrament of Confirmation
Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 96 youth at St Michael's Church, Taleigao. The Archbishop was the main celebrant and Fr Conceicao D’Silva, Parish Priest, Fr Francis Fernandes, Assistant to the Parish Priest and Fr Donald were the concelebrants.
The 96, both girls and boys were trained by the parish Priests and Catechists, namely Annie Menezes, Goretti Martins and Sebastiana Sequeira.
The Archbishop in his homily spoke on the Sacrament of Confirmation inviting the candidates to a life of faith and forgiving love. After the Holy Mass, Fr Conceicao thanked and appreciated efforts put in by the Catechists in training the Confirmation candidates as well. He also thanked the Archbishop.
The Archbishop appreciated all those involved in organising the day’s function and distributed the Confirmation Certificates to all the candidates, along with a token gift of a mug with photograph of church and rainbow rays with gifts of the Holy Spirit inscribed on them.
Confirmation is a Sacrament in which Catholics receive the Holy Spirit with His 7 gifts and there by become perfect Christians. Bishop alone is the ordinary minister of Confirmation. [H]