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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Traditional Confirmations by Alfonso de Galarreta, St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 2010

His Lordship Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta confers the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.  The following photos are taken from the Flickr Photostream of Jim, the Photographer.  Following each photo is a short meditation with a link for more information on that verse.


“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace" (Source: Symbolism of a Bishop's Dress)


The priest says, "Introibo ad altare Dei" (I will go up to the altar of God) to which the servers respond "Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem mean" (To God who giveth joy to my youth). Source: The Prayers of the Mass

"But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren" Source: Luke 22:32


Almighty everlasting God, who once gave new life to these servants of yours by water and the Holy Spirit, forgiving them all their sins; send forth on them from heaven your Holy Spirit, the Advocate, along with His sevenfold gifts. Source: Confirmation Prayer via


Fill them with the Spirit of holy fear, and seal them with the sign of the cross +of Christ, in token of everlasting life. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Source: Confirmation Prayer via


I seal you with the sign of the +cross; and I confirm you with the chrism that sanctifies; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit. Source: The Prayer of Confirmation


del_button August 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM
Anonymous said...

The priest or clerics should not wear the biretta on their heads inside the church since they are not "parati".

del_button October 9, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Latin mass is the most appropriate mass of the roman catholic church not the novus ordo

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