Congratulations and Blessing to the confirmation class of 2020. Bishop Louis Tylka, Jr (Diocese of Peoria) celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for the class of 2020 on Saturday, August 8, 2020. We continue to pray for the students, that they will open their minds and hearts to the gifts of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives.
“In the Roman Rite the bishop extends his hands over the whole group of the confirmands. Since the time of the apostles this gesture has signified the gift of the Spirit. The bishop invokes the outpouring of the Spirit in these words:
All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by water and the Holy Spirit
you freed your sons and daughters from sin
and gave them new life.
Send your Holy Spirit upon them
to be their helper and guide.
Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of right judgment and courage,
the spirit of knowledge and reverence.
Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.” ccc 1299