|A dream come true - Oct 25|
|EPHPHATHA - 2009|
|Friday, 23 October 2009 11:56|
By Donna-Marie Ping Foon
How do I feel about Confirmation? It seemed like I was dreaming. I was excited to get to church to be really confirmed. On Monday, September 14, at 26 years of age, I was speaking to my relatives about my not being late for Confirmation.
I prepared all my things to get ready. I fixed my face, hair and then put on my white dress. Although my sister came early, many things went wrong for me. My dad had to pick up a few things and my sister had to pick up a nephew, Stephan, so we got to church late. I felt a little ashamed, for I do not like to be late. All the people are already there and look at you wondering why you are late.
Donna-Marie and her family with Archbishop Gilbert.
I walked to my seat and Kenwyn was reading. I felt sad. I missed doing my reading. Then Archbishop Gilbert anointed us with the oil of Chrism. He touched my head and I felt an inspiration through my head and arms. I wondered how Anthony felt. As I went back to sit, I felt like crying. I never before felt my life touched like I did at that moment. My sponsor, Debra, and Anthony’s sponsor, Ms Bruton, held the lighted candles while Archbishop Gilbert said the vows for us to renew. I made a little mistake, but we continued.
After Communion, Anthony and I did a beautiful Meditation song. When it was all finished Anthony, Archbishop Gilbert and I took some pictures together. We also took some family pictures.
After the Confirmation ceremony, the people went to the Mt Lambert Hall for refreshments.
Keil and I left early. My brother-in-law, Kerry, wanted to take us to a restaurant. He said it was a special day for a nice lady. When we were finished we dropped Keil home and then went home.
I am so happy that I was confirmed. The holy anointing with oil touched my life. Thank God. I wish I could continue going to class to learn more about God, but with my new job, I cannot. May God continue to bless Anthony and me, so that we live good lives and learn more about God.________________________________________________________________________________________ **DISCLAIMER**: User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Camsel/Catholic News or its staff. Camsel/Catholic News accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep our site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Camsel/Catholic News reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. Before posting, please refer to the Comments Policy under Resources