8th Grade PSR
I hope this finds you and your loved ones well in these unprecedented times. As you may already know, the REAP Retreat scheduled for Saturday, April 25 has been canceled and Confirmation has been postponed. The Archdiocesan Office of Communications and Planning sent a memo on Tuesday, April 7, stating, “All Cathedral Basilica and Parish Rites of Confirmation originally scheduled before June 1 are suspended.”
At this time, we do not know when Annunziata’s Confirmation will be rescheduled, but were told that we would hear from the Office of Worship in the coming weeks regarding this process. We will inform all families as soon as we know more and assure you that your students will be Confirmed, whenever that may be. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
During his ministry, Jesus taught by the grace of the Holy Spirit. He taught by example, and the ultimate moral of his teachings was love. As our 8th graders journey toward full initiation in our beautiful Catholic faith culminating in the Sacrament of Confirmation, they will learn that in unity with the Holy Spirit the indelible mark of his teachings manifest in the virtues of faith, hope and love and in gifts like wisdom, understanding, fortitude, knowledge and piety. A life where God reigns is a life generous in the fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity. These fruits guard against fear, anxiety, pride, anger, depression, confusion… A life of love is a life lived in the Spirit of the Father. This is what the Father wants for us.