May 19, 2024 – Pentecost Sunday at St. Anselm

On Pentecost Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at the 12 Noon Mass with the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation and the reception of Holy Communion, the Parish of Saint Anselm received into full membership six adults.

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of prayer and study in which adults are received into the church by the reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. On this Pentecost Sunday (the Feast, when the church celebrates the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles – the birthday of the Church) three couples were received with great joy into full membership in the church, receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation.

The three couples went through an extensive period of study, meeting with Fr. Ray weekly for months in preparation for this wonderful day.

And so we say “Congratulations” to:

Michael Joseph Wallace III – Eucharist / Confirmation            Sarah Anne Wallace – Eucharist / Confirmation

Carlos Alberto Irizzary – Confirmation                                     Jennifer Lee Irizzary – Eucharist / Confirmation

Francesco Cannella – Confirmation                                        Carmela Scala – Confirmation

We wish them well on their journey of faith. We will pray for them and ask that they pray for us, the Parish of Saint Anselm.

And, we say “Thank you” to the St. Anselm Adult Choir, under the direction of Therese Panicali, Director of Music and soloist, whose music made the Mass especially splendid, to the catechist, the sponsors, and Fr. Ray for this joyous occasion.

All the best,
The Saint Anselm Publicity Committee

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