Taken from ‘The Echo’, a monthly bulletin of the catechists of St Joseph’s, Scarborough, Tobago.
Speak Lord, your servant is listening! These familiar words of scripture, taken from the First Book of Samuel, are particularly apt in light of our parish celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, on Friday, January 15.
It was indeed a wonderful way to begin the New Year for the 35 young people who were anointed with chrism and sealed with the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the archbishop. This sacrament increases the graces they received in baptism and prepares them to live as full-fledged members of the Catholic Church by uniting them more firmly to Christ and increasing the gifts of the Holy Spirit in them.