Friday, February 20, 2009

N.E.T. retreat 2009

This evening we had our annual Confirmation retreat, led by the young people from N.E.T. Ministries (National Evangelization Team). We have about 75 young parishioners preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation in May. The NET team did a great job in helping our kids see that living our faith is possible, even for young people.

Our celebration of Confirmation will be on May 6, 2009, and the minister of the Sacrament will once again be Most Rev. Donald J. Reece, Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica. Archbishop Reece is no stranger to St. Anselm parish, having celebrated Confirmation here several times in the past 10 years. Since we are already twinning with a parish in Jamaica, having Archbishop Reece come back to celebrate with us will be a very exciting moment for the whole parish.

That's why I'm inviting the entire parish to join us for Confirmations this year. Anyone who is interested in furthuring our relationship with St. Anthony's parish in Jamaica should try to come to Confirmation this year. We can use help with the ministries of hospitality, in distributing Holy Communion, and especially with our Music Ministry. Also, we'll be serving a dinner for Archbishop Reece in between the two celebrations, and it would be great to show him our St. Anselm hospitality.

So mark your calendar for May 6...and let's rejoice in the gift of the Spirit!

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