Please Pray for Our Newly Confirmed Parishioners

In the Old Testament the prophets announced that the Spirit of the Lord would rest on the awaited Messiah and on the entire messianic people. The whole life and mission of Jesus were carried out in total communion with the Holy Spirit. The apostles received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and proclaimed “the great works of God” (Acts 2:11). They gave the gift of the same Spirit to the newly baptized by the laying on of hands. Down through the centuries, the Church has continued to live by the Spirit and to impart him to her children.

The effect of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses on the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. It roots the recipient more deeply in divine sonship, binds him more firmly to Christ and to the Church and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his soul. It gives a special strength to witness to the Christian faith.

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:

1. Wisdom
2. Understanding
3. Counsel
4. Fortitude
5. Knowledge
6. Piety
7. Fear of the Lord

The twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit:

1. Charity
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Generosity
8. Gentleness
9. Faithfulness
10. Modesty
11. Self-control
12. Chastity

Please pray for our parishioners who received the Initiation Sacrament of Confirmation over the weekend.

May the fire of the Holy Spirit burn bright and hot in their lives.

Freddy Arellano
Angel Ayala
Keeley Burnham
Lochlan Burnham
Angel Contreras
Leilani Cooper
Caleb Flores
Kimberly Flores
Jackson Frendt
Liam Gerber
Gabriel Hadid
Phinley Halcrow
Rhianna Joffrion
Kevin Lozada
Valeria Medina
Alexander Mercado
Michael Palacios
Gabriella Parrilla
Gage Pellegrin
Gustavo Rodriguez
Eduardo Salazar
Oliver Schmidt
Talia Seay
Angel Sixtos
Damian Sixtos
Claudia Solis
Vivian Sullivan
Skylar Terrell
Ramiro Tovar
Emily Vazquez
Jordy Villanueva

Please also pray for their parents, sponsors and catechists who prepared them for this sacrament.