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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

149 candidates receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

A group photo of the confirmands with Bishop Julius

Tawau : Holy Trinity Parish celebrated the feast of Christ the King – end of the Liturgical year, on the 21 November 2010 with a mass organized by the Basic Ecclesial Communities and presided by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Julius Dusin Gitom con-celebrated by Msgr. Nicholas Ong and Fr. Philip Muji.

A total of 149 candidates received the sacrament of confirmation from his Lordship during the mass.

In his homily, the prelate told the congregation,” in this feast of Christ the King, we are reminded that our God is the only King who rules our lives, He is the Almighty and the all powerful God.”

“We need to constantly ask ourselves,’ do we allow Christ to lead us in our daily lives or rather, do we want to be the leaders ourselves?’

“In other words, are we trying to take over Christ’s rule and authority over our lives? When we were baptized we are given the dignity as priest, prophet and king , receiving it from Christ himself, by acknowledging Christ as our King and acknowledging that we really are sinners and Christ the savior of the world.”

Bishop Julius anoints the candidate

The prelate then told the confirmands," when Christ rose from the dead – He promised to send an advocate, the Holy Spirit, the exhale of Christ to help us in strengthening our faith. And so in confirmation we are too called to be Christ’s witnesses. Confirmation is not a ritual but a requirement for us to be witnesses of Christ - the Church is kept alive by us through the Holy Spirit.”

After Mass all the confirmands together with their parents and God parents proceeded to the Parish Hall for fellowship.


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