Monday, May 30, 2011


CONFIRMATION: The sacrament in which, through the laying on of hands, anointing with chrism, and prayer, those already baptized are strengthened in the Holy Spirit in order that they made steadfastly profess the faith and faithfully live up to their profession. (Catholic Dictionary; John A Hardon, S.J.)

With the Archbishop.
My apologies to those I just could not fit into the frame.

James and Madison with our parish priest, Fr. Jon VanderPloeg

Madison with her confirmation sponsor, Aunt Marie and her godparents, Mary (family friend) and Uncle Steve.

James with his confirmation sponsors, Mr. M and Uncle David

Yes, I know. But you don't understand just how difficult it is to get a picture of Madison with her eyes open.

I am so proud of you both. You both put forth a great deal of effort in preparing for this day. I pray you will continue to let the Holy Spirit have His way in your heart and in your life. May you be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and live in such a way to put those gifts to good use in the years ahead. I love you both so very much. Congratulations.

G'ma Jan

James and some friends, Isaiah and Andy.

Well, Madison, you should feel loved!!

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