100 faithful confirmed as Christians at National Shrine of St. Joseph
MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 100 faithful gathered at the National Shrine of St. Joseph here for the Holy Mass and confirmation on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Today is the second day of the triduum in celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
Together with their parents and godparents, the 100 faithful have been confirmed as Christians.
The Holy Mass with confirmation was presided by Palo, Leyte Archbishop John Du.
Confirmation is a sacrament that ordains anyone who is baptized as a member of the Christian church.
Cloeh Macasero, a sacristan at the Metropolitan Cebu Cathedral, said he was very happy that he was part of the confirmation especially that the event was part of the 500th Year of Christianity in the Philippines.
Macasero said after the confirmation that he felt like he was now more closer to God.
In his homily, Du explained that the sacrament of confirmation would strengthen and propagate the brand of Christianity, so he encouraged its recipients to become missionaries.
With Du as cocelebrants were Archbishop Jose Palma, Bishop Midyphil Billones, and Bishop Emeritus Antonio Rañola.
Last Sunday, a hundred babies were baptized in Cebu as also part of the triduum.
Tomorrow, there will be also a Holy Mass with adult baptism at the National Shrine of Our Lady Rule in Lapu-Lapu City.
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