BSC KUCHING: For the 77 confirmands from Blessed Sacrament Parish, the date 8 October 2023 will be a date to cherish. On receiving the sacrament of Confirmation, they became “sealed with the Holy Spirit”.
Presiding over the ceremony, Kuching Archbishop Simon Poh told them that “Confirmation is God claiming ownership of you.” They now belong to Jesus for the rest of their lives.
The prelate advised them “to be faithful to Jesus” and to ask for God’s blessings. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit they received would guide and help them along their journey in life.
To administer the sacrament of Confirmation to the 77 confirmands, Archbishop Simon was assisted by the rector of Blessed Sacrament Church, Fr Leonard Yap.
The 40 students from the English Sunday School, 21 students from the Chinese Sunday School, and 16 adult confirmands from the English Sunday School, also received their certificate of Confirmation in another ceremony at the parish hall after a lunch reception after Mass.
By Ivy Chai
Photos: Peter Chai