Bishop to Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for Baptized Catholic Teens and Adults in Bangor & Falmouth
Bishop Deeley invites teenagers and adults from around Maine who already have been baptized in the Catholic Church to receive the sacrament of confirmation at either of two different Masses:
St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street
Friday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road
Friday, June 2, 7 p.m.
If some of these already baptized Catholic candidates for the sacrament of confirmation also require the reception of first Communion, they, too, are encouraged to attend. To register, click here.
All are welcome to gather at the Masses in support.
The Easter season is a time during which the Catholic Church traditionally celebrates new life. During Easter Vigil Masses, new members were baptized, and people from other Christian traditions were welcomed into full Communion with the Catholic Church through confirmation and first Eucharist. These two particular Masses are intended for already baptized Catholics to complete their initiation and to receive those same sacramental graces.
“This is truly an evening of grace, and we are so grateful for the fact that you have heard the Lord’s call and that you come here and are willing to answer ‘I do' to the profession of faith and go forth from here to bring your faith to the world,” Bishop Deeley said at one of the celebrations last spring.