July 16, 2014

Monterey Latin Mass Confirmation 2014

From our Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich:
Confirmation is coming, Confirmation is coming...
Every two years we have the privilege of the presence of his Excellency, Bishop Richard Garcia for the sake of conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation. And every two years we find that in addition to the young people, seen as the ordinary recipients of the Sacrament, there are many adults who, for one reason or another, have never been Confirmed. This is the time. The date of the Confirmation is Nov. 18. But preparatory classes are part of the process. For now we need to know who will be receiving the Sacrament. For the "confirmandi" you must 1) be at least 12 years old at the time of reception of the Sacrament. There is no upper age limit, of course. This minimum age is lower than that of most area parishes because of the special circumstances of our community, and comes via the direct permission of Bishop Garcia. There will be no exceptions to the minimum age. 2) You must be attending the Traditional Latin Mass in our community. There will be no exceptions. It is a matter of respecting the integrity of local parishes and the Bishop's own requirement. 3) You must attend the classes. Once we have a list, we will try to find the best time for the sessions. 4) You must have a baptismal certificate. They are fairly easy to obtain in most cases, and if there is a difficulty, we need to know now. Remember that Confirmation is an important part of our spiritual armor. Adults who have not been confirmed have a real need for this Sacrament. And young people, who will soon face all the usual challenges of growing up, need it now. So, please, please sign up now, via our email address (info@montereylatinmass.org), or directly after Mass with June Ely (just ask around, people will direct you to her). And get to work requesting a copy of the Baptismal certificate.