Confirmation candidates ceremony

HOSP3Thirty-seven Confirmation candidates from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and the religious education program, together with their sponsors, gathered for Sunday liturgy at 9:00 AM in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Sunday, March 4, 2012.  In his homily, Rev. Joseph Szpilski, the celebrant, reminded both candidates and sponsors of their spiritual relationship and responsibilities.  Father Joe encouraged all to be faithful to God’s Commandments of Love as proof of their commitment to Jesus and as a sign of their Christian discipleship.  Towards the end of the Mass, each candidate approached the altar to receive a Holy Spirit cross medallion to wear on the day of Confirmation and everyday after that as an outward sign of full membership in the Catholic Church.