Four area catechetical students received the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time in a ceremony held at St. Patrick’s Church in Milford.
The students are Maximilian Carlozzi, Briana Donatone, Michael Fleming, and Brielle Ortiz.
The ceremony, witnessed by their parents, guardians and family, members, included Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Liturgy of the Eucharist and Communion Rite.
In preparation for the ceremony, the students made beautiful banners reflective of principle images associated with Holy Communion, e.g., the chalice and Sacred Host.
Following the ceremony, the students received special gifts and a Certificate of Holy Communion signed by the Pastor.
Later this month, the students will participate in the annual May Crowning, honoring the Blessed Mother.
Glorious weather and smiling faces were the picture-perfect backdrop on Ascension Thursday at St. Patrick’s Churchas 15 eighth-grade students and one RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) candidate received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Diocese of Scranton, presided.
As the ordinary minister of Confirmation, Bishop Bambera extended his hand over those who were to be confirmed, praying that the Holy Spirit would fill their hearts, minds and souls with the grace to become perfect christians and witnesses of Christ.
The newly confirmed are: Francesca Antonecchia, Isabella Bixby, Nicholas Carlozzi, Caterina Catizone, Abigail Chudoba, Christopher Fleming, Amir Guillite, Claire Marotta, Ava McAteer, Julia Moskal, James Murphy, Bennett Nielson, John Michael Roberts, Rachel Swinton, Anna Vogel and Christina Beezer.