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Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmands. The bishop (or priest) extends
his hands over the whole group of the confirmands. Since the time of the apostles this gesture has signified the gift of the Spirit. Then the sacrament of Confirmation is conferred through the anointing with chrism on the forehead with the words: ‘Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.’ The effects are: it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation; it unites us more firmly to Christ; it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us; it renders our bond with the Church more perfect; it gives us a special strength of the
Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and
never to be ashamed of the Cross.

Answer True or False:
1) God is made up of 3 parts
2) The Trinity means 3 Persons in 1 Godhead
3) Each Person of God is equal
4) God the Father existed before the Son
5) Godhead is one nature with three forms
6)  The Spirit proceeds from Father & Son
[Answers: F T T F F T ]

The Trinity by Rublev-15th century icon. The word Trinity is not in the Bible, but was taught by early Church Councils.

Ryan & Pat, two Irishmen, worked for the local council and were standing at the base of a flagpole looking up, when a lady walked by and asked them what they were doing. “We’re supposed to find out ta height of ta flagpole. But we don’t have a ladder.” The woman put down her handbag, pulled out a wrench, loosened the bolts on the plate, let down the pole and then took a tape measure from the same handbag and measured it announcing: “Lads it is 6 metres long.” She bid them have a lovely day as she walked away. Ryan turns to Pat and says: “Just like a woman – know it all type!” Pat responds: “Yea, we wanted the height and she tells us the length!”

Fr. Peter Murphy – Parish Priest

Fr. Chris Heffernan – Assistant Priest

Fr. Brendan Lee –  in residence

Phone (02) 6025 1784     Email holyspirit@westnet.com.au

Address 550 Prune Street, Lavington         PO Box 220 Lavington NSW 2641