Confirmation day at St Pius X, 4 September 2016
After three years of journeying with 15 bright, wonderful and unique individuals, the day had finally arrived. Everyone’s nerves were in tatters, but praying together before it all got started helped to calm us all down, myself included! The service went off so smoothly in the end – the dreaded question and answer part of the Mass with the Archbishop went really well and I couldn’t have been prouder of all the candidates. I was utterly spoilt with all the wonderful gifts and words of thanks, thank you to each and every one of you.
I hope to see all of you continue to be involved in the parish and that you will continue to grow in your faith,
– Kristal Duncan
Tristan Jones reflects on the Confirmation journey:
When first arriving at confirmation I considered it to be more of a responsibility than a choice. Although I was ready to commit I was also highly unprepared. Being on the slightly agnostic side of religion I entered slightly skeptical of anything the classes may teach me but soon learned much more than I expected to. Throughout my 3 years in the class I gradually gained a new understanding of the faith and my faith in God was renewed. I felt closer to God than I ever had and realised that if I wanted to see his works, I need only look at the people and things that surrounded me. After 3 years of preparation I finally felt ready, and nervous, to finally be receiving the sacrament. When the day finally came I personally made many mistakes (having only attended one practice) one of which was in front of the Archbishop. Thanks to Kristal Duncan, our Confirmation teacher, we were able to answer the bishops thought-provoking questions and eventually be inducted, as an adult into the church. Overall confirmation was an enlightening and fun filled journey, one I will reflect upon for the rest of my life.
– Tristan Jones