Sacrament of Confirmation
June 3, 2012
Photo Credits — Ed Stewart
Sunday, June 3, Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation: in a combined ceremony with the St. Benedict's Parish in Florence and the St. Michael Parish in Canon City, the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish hosted the Confirmation Mass and the reception that followed.
Bishop Fernando Isern of the Pueblo Diocese was the presider. He was assisted by Father Kevin, Father Nicodemus, Deacon Mike, and Deacon Merle. The acolytes were Matthew Kay, Sam Dunlap, Jess Franta, Halie Lemons, and Grace Flynn. The master of ceremonies was Richard Madison from St. Benedicts.
The Our Lady of the Assumption confirmandi were Emilio Blanco Peneche, Carly Dunlap, Michael Franta, Sarah Koudsi, Shantell Lemons, Brian O’Connor, Henry Watson, and Brenda Wilson.
The confirmandi from St. Benedict’s were Lane Baker, Andrea Bufmac, Taylor Guerra, Joseph Magno, Robert Ortega, Olivia Rottenborn, Desiray Stenzel, and Favian Torres.
The confirmandi from St. Michael’s in Cañon City were Andrew Aichlmayr, Matthew Angelo, Josephine Carochi, Kyle Harlow, Evan Kerr, Shane McCannon, Joanna Rak, Kacey Ruona, and Mercedes Stopka.
The following 52 photos are presented in the order of the Mass.
Color prints can be ordered by following the instructions here. They are in a folder titled: 12Confirmation.
Note: the photos have been cropped to fit the 6" X 4" format. Choosing other sizes will require using the on-site tools to crop the image to the appropriate dimensions.
Introductory Rite: Incensing of the altar by Bishop Isern.
The First and Second Readings: proclaimed by Patrick O'Connor and Sandy Dunlap.
Responsorial Psalm: sung by the choir.
Gospel Reading: proclaimed by Deacon Merle.
Homily: spoken by Bishop Isern.
Presentation of the Candidates: Fr. Nicodemus introduced the Religious Education teachers, Joyce Archuleta from St. Benedict's, Joan Kohler from Assumption, and Gloria Marks from St. Michael's, who presented the candidates to the congregation.
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Laying on of Hands
Anointing with Chrism
Preparation of the Gifts
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Confirmandi with Father Kevin, Bishop Isern, and Father Nicodemus.
Acolytes with Bishop Isern.
On the left is is Isaac Kariuki, a seminarian of the Diocese of Pueblo.
Cake served at the reception following Mass.
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