Last week our second son, Kyle, was blessed with
the Sacrament of Confirmation.
|I didn't let him wash his forehead that night because the chrism smelled so heavenly!|
We are so thankful to our beloved Fr. Ty, the Confirmation class teachers, and most of all Kyle's grandmother who was his sponsor.
Our Bishop retires this year (at the grand age of 75!),
so we were very happy that Daniel and John Paul
were able to serve Mass for him.
He's been the only Bishop they've ever known
since moving to this diocese seven years ago.
It is (an old) Catholic tradition that the Bishop give the Confirmand a slap to the cheek after his blessing to remind them that they should always be ready to suffer anything, even death, for the sake of Christ.
Two boys Confirmed and neither one of them
received a good smacking!
I'm thinking I might need to take this tradition on myself.
Watch out, John Paul, your next in line!