My 8th graders were confirmed last weekend and then had Monday off (because of a state holiday in Illinois). This coming Monday will be the first post-Confirmation class and I’m curious to see who shows up. We’ve emphasized over and over that Confirmation is not graduation but is the beginning of a new chapter in their spiritual journey. I’m told that the return factor at the parish is pretty good but this is my first experience of the situation and I’m anxious to see how things work out. Pray that the Spirit guides them and all of our young people to continue deepening their commitment to the Lord!
Prayers and best wishes to all those involved in the Scrutinies (rites of “self-searching and repentance” in the RCIA) beginning this Sunday!