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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.

Procession 1
Entrance Procession
procession 2
procession 3
procession 4
procession 5
incensing the altar by Bishop Isern
Introductory Rite: Incensing of the altar by Bishop Isern.
blessing 1
sprinkling 1
Sprinkling Rite
sprinkling 2
The First and Second Readings: proclaimed by Patrick O'Connor and Sandy Dunlap.
responsorial psalm
Responsorial Psalm: sung by the choir. Gospel reading
Gospel Reading: proclaimed by Deacon Merle. homily 1
Homily: spoken by Bishop Isern. homily 2
Fr. Nic intro
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. presentation 1
presentation 2
presentation 3
baptismal vows 1
Renewal of Baptismal Promises baptismal vows 2
laying on of hands
Laying on of Hands annonting Emilio Blanco Peneche
Anointing with Chrism
annonting Michael Franta
annonting 04
annonting Carly Dunlap
annonting 06
annonting Brenda Wilson
annonting 08
annonting Sarah Koudsi
annonting 10
annonting Shantell Lemons
annonting 12
annonting 13
annonting 14
annonting 15
annonting 16
annonting 17
annonting 18
annonting Brian O'Connor
annonting 20
annonting Henry Watson
annonting 22
annonting 23
annonting 24
annonting 25
Presentation of the Gifts
Preparation of the Gifts
incensing the altar
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Confirmandi with Father Kevin, Bishop Isern, and Father Nicodemus.
group 2
Acolytes with Bishop Isern. On the left is is Isaac Kariuki, a seminarian of the Diocese of Pueblo.reception cake
Cake served at the reception following Mass.

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