On Sunday, 21st. January, we had the great joy of seeing five young people, Taida, Eyrk, Kristina Margretha, Heibrith Maria and Diana, receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Mariukirkjan. Fr. Niels Engelbrecht, vicar general, and our acting parish priest, was delegated to administer the sacrament on behalf of Bishop Kozon who was unable to come as planned.
Taida did the first reading. The young people renewed their baptismal vows together in front of the gathered congregation, and after the homily, came forward one by one to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during which they were annointed with the oil of chrism. Each one also carried a small candle during the offertory which Fr. Niels then placed on the altar. At the end of Mass, a certificate and a bible was presented to each of the young people.
We offer our warmest congratulations to Diana, Heibrith Maria, Kristina Margretha, Eyrk and Taida. May the Holy Spirit strengthen you and guide you as you witness to the hope of the Resurrection and make Christ visible in your lives!
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