Last March 4, 2019, on the occasion of the 256th Baptismal Anniversary of the Mother Foundress, Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, the Campus Ministry facilitated the Sacrament of Confirmation held at the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral.
The sacrament of confirmation was presided by his Excellency Most Reverend Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ,DD and co-celebrated by Rev. Fr. Melvin Abejero, SSJV.
The Lourdes College community presented 127 newly confirmed students both from Elementary and Junior High, while 80 students came from the Senior High and College.
Confirmation is a sacrament by which Catholics receive a special blessing of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
Moreover, the Sacrament of Confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and the coming of age.
Congratulations to the newly confirmed Catholic Christians!
(Zandro Geyser O. Tapal – Faculty Contributor)