Confirmation, together with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.
Confirmation represents the gifts bestowed on Jesus' 12 apostles at Pentecost: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
St. Bernard young adults received the sacrament of confirmation from Bishop Thomas Curry, former episcopal vicar of the Santa Barbara region, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
For more information about our confirmation programs, visit www.stbernard-parish.com/confirmation.
BEFORE THE CONFIRMATION MASS
Select scenes from St. Bernard Catholic Church's 2016 Confirmation Mass, presided by Bishop Thomas Curry.
Congratulations to our newly-confirmed young adults and adults!
For more information about our confirmation programs, visit our Confirmation page at www.stbernard-parish.com/confirmation.
AT THE CONFIRMATION MASS
Confirmation Mass homily
By Bishop Thomas Curry
"This evening, we come together to talk about the Spirit that is in us," Bishop Thomas Curry tells us in his homily for the 2016 St. Bernard Church Confirmation Mass. "And when we receive confirmation, we are kind of asking ourselves that question: 'What am I really like?' and 'What do I really want to be like during my life?' That is a wonderful thing. And what you're coming to say is that, 'I want to accept the Spirit of Jesus into my heart and into my life, that comes to bring me gifts in confirmation.'"