The weather is beautiful. Hot and sunny!! Saskatchewan is beautiful and we can once again water our lawns in Regina.
I had the privilege to attend a Confirmation and First Eucharist Celebration on the weekend. The children were so excited to receive the Body of Christ and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Fifty years after Vatican II, it is still important to the parents to have their young girls dressed in beautiful white dresses. The veils are gone, replaced with flowers and bows. The young lads were decked out in shirts and times and dress pants. The parents and godparents were also decked out in their finest.
The celebration itself was solemn and reverent and filled with joy.
It was a joy to know that receiving the sacraments is still considered extremely special and a great honour by many of our young families.