More than 1,000 confirmed at Pentecost celebrations

June 14, 2022

PHOTOS - 'Be Sealed': Pentecost Confirmations 2022

HOUSTON — Guadalupe... Joan of Arc... Miguel Pro... These were just a few of the saints chosen by more than 1,000 Catholics across the Archdiocese as confirmation saints.

Exactly 1,007 people received the Sacrament of Confirmation across eight Masses at several parishes in the Archdiocese, including St. Helen in Pearland, Epiphany of the Lord in Katy, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Mary Magdalene in Humble, Mary Queen in Friendswood and Christ the Redeemer in June to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost with adult confirmations.

One by one, either Daniel Cardinal DiNardo or Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell’Oro, CRS, greeted each candidate in English or Spanish, saying “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit,” and “Peace be with you.”

With spirits of joy, reverence and grace, the confirmandi responded “Amen” and “And with your spirit,” embracing a new step in their faith as Catholics.