Last week we were blessed to have two of our children, Rogan and Moran, receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Traditional Latin Rite.
Leading up to this time has been a wonderful and yet challenging experience.
Challenging in the fact that I have been preparing them (mainly Rogan- more on this in a minute) using our plans from previous children and then we had a few extra lessons with Father prior to the Confirmation. These challenges were mainly in trying to memorise lessons and also realising the seriousness of what being a soldier for Christ actually means.
We gave children the choice of being confirmed in the Traditional Latin Rite or within the Novus Ordo Rite.
They clearly choose the former.
The reason for giving them the choice is that we attend both of these Masses and while we love the beauty of the Latin Mass we are still willing to attend Novus Ordo.
Coronets made for this occasion and I love the fact that they still love to wear them afterwards. Moran's I simply put new ribbons on to use again. However I will be making Myffwyn one for her First Holy Communion next month too.
extra and better photos are here) and truly brought home the many symbolic meanings of the Mass that you do not see every day.
Dymphna - no surprise there as St Dymphna has been her special saint for many years.
Maximilian-Michael, two powerful intercessors, and had a family friend as his sponsor.
So cutting the cake for Moran
Before cutting the cake we sing these words to the tune of Happy Birthday-
May God Bless you this Day,
May God Bless you we pray,
Live for Jesus dear........
May you serve Him always!!
And may we live for Jesus this day and always too!!!