Sunday, June 12, 2011


April 15, 1951, I was baptized into the Christian faith at First Baptist Church, Maryville, TN.  Today, Pentecost, June 12, 2011, I received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Columbia, SC.  Thank you, Jesus, for this special manifestation of the gift of The Holy Spirit.


1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. - From Catechism of the Catholic Church

Acts 8:12-17  But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.  Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.  Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 

1 comment:

  1. I was confirmed late in life too. The confirmation was a wonderful experience, starting me on a long journey. It continues to change my life for the better.