Confirmation ’18

By | News, Schools

At the same time as children receive their First Holy Communion, those in the final year at the Middle or Primary schools, receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Upon doing so, they begin to undertake those same responsibilities, which their parents and God-parents made on their behalf when they were babies and were baptized. Now they stand before God as fully-fledged Christian adults. They will bear witness to Christ to the whole world, through their faith and their happiness in being disciples of the Lord. The Holy Spirit seals that witness with the gifts of His Love. Traditionally, we speak of the 12 gifts of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.

Let us pray for our new Confirmands, that they may show to the world, the joy of being His disciples (John 15).

First Holy Communions ’18

By | Schools

During the coming weeks, children throughout Gibraltar in the final year of the First Schools, will be making their First Holy Communion in the parishes their schools belong to.

This is an important moment in the young life of a person, when for the first time, they will be receiving the Lord in the Sacred Eucharist. Through this Sacrament, we receive in a mystical way, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our beloved Lord. How do we know this? Simply and quite literally, because He said so.

It is good for us to recall that Christ taught this doctrine at Capernaum: John 6:52-59

Let us keep these children in our prayers.