Mangaluru, November 24: The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation took place on November 23, 2021 at Guardian Angel Church, Angelore at 5:00 p.m.
Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore, with Fr. William Menezes, parish priest and Fr. Lawrence Cutinha, deputy parish priest, concelebrated the Holy Confirmation Mass. In his homily, the bishop emphasized the significance of the sacrament of confirmation. He stressed that the holy spirit gives them the increased capacity to practice the faith of the Christian life. He called on all children to be messengers of Jesus Christ and to bear witness to Christ in all situations of their lives.
About 69 children received the sacrament of Confirmation that day. The confirmation catechism was held before Mass by the bishop. He emphasized the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit and explained the importance of invoking the Holy Spirit and praying to the Holy Spirit.
At the end, Fr. William Menezes greeted and thanked the bishop for officiating the sacrament and conferring the children and Fr. Lawrence Cutinha, Fr. Flavian Lobo and the sisters and all those involved in the preparation. children at confirmation. He congratulated all the children for having received the sacrament of confirmation.