Catch the Spirit
By Leon Wozniak
A major step in the journey of the Catholic faith was taken by 163 individuals on Saturday June 9, during a combined Baptism and Confirmation Mass. Most were children from grades 3 through 12, while 17 were adult candidates.
The service is an annual culmination of days of preparation called ‘Catch the Spirit’, held in the evenings in the parish hall and, as in the past, attended by parents and sponsors. This year the overall theme was built around “campground activities.”
Representing the diocese and celebrating at the service were Father David Sanfilippo, Vicar of Priests, and Father Frederick Adamson, Vicar General, Diocese of Phoenix.
The evening preparations were under the guidance of Maria Buhrman and Ann Maloney, both of whom are responsible for Christian Formation at the parish.
But, as both are quick to point out, the final results of the work that goes into the many activities wouldn’t be possible without the help of 15 catechists. They are; Ann Maloney, Jane Segovia, Carla Carlson, Kendra Bestul (teen), Chris Bestul, Rita Perry, Tom Bibbs, Judy Larson, Joe Larson, Girlie Mascunana, Chrissy Nguyen, Janet Ruckel, Gina Leising, Cintia Love and Ellen Kane.August 28, 2018