Thursday, May 20, 2010

Southend Confirmatiion April 26th, 2010

Pictured here are the faithful who gathered for the celebration of the sacraments of initation in Southend. The joyful celebration concluded with the hymn Bind Us Together which naturally led to the invitation to join hands across the aisle to symbolize the unity to which the Lord Jesus calls us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The group of newly confirmed candidates pose for a picture with the archbishop.

This young couple treated Fr. Mark and me to supper at their home before the celebration. Unfortunately I do not remember their names.

Adult parishioners relax in the living room at the reception after the celebration while younger folks crowd around the kitchen area.

Fr. Mark Blom OMI graciously opened his humble dwelling to all who attended for a reception after the celebration. Fr. Mark is in the process of renovating the house and transforming the basement into a meeting space.

Two ladies relax and enjoy the socializing at the reception in Fr. Mark's home after the celebration.

Elder Sedley Cook has been helping out in the Church for years, often leading the music.

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