Pastoral Confirmations in Atlanta
The Sacrament of Confirmation beseeches the Holy Ghost to perfect and seal the presence of His sevenfold graces in the soul of the confirmed. Sacramentally, the bishop is the sole ordinary minister of Confirmation, but he is free to delegate the faculty to pastors, should the need arise. This faculty was given to one of our pastors, Fr. Matthew McCarthy, FSSP, pastor of Saint Francis de Sales in Atlanta, in the traditional Rite.
- an increase of Sanctifying Grace
- a redoubling of the sevenfold graces of the Holy Ghost first given at Baptism, especially the strength and courage required to confess without fear the Name of Jesus Christ
- an indelible mark on the soul (thus it can only be received once)
Recently Father offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and then administrated the Sacrament of Confirmation to the confirmandi of the parish. The Fraternity gives thanks to God for the newly confirmed.
March 10, 2015