BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge made his first visit to Brisbane’s Traditional Latin Mass Community to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 16 young people.
It was the first time an Archbishop has visited the St Gregory’s Latin Mass Community in Brisbane. The 16 confirmation candidates, or Confirmandi, were aged between 12 and 20.
Their confirmations were shared with a Pontifical Low Mass for the Dedication to St Michael the Archangel on September 29.
Archbishop Coleridge celebrated the Pontifical Low Mass, assisted by Fr Damonn Sypher from the Fraternity of St Peter Fr Sypher said it was a “privilege” to assist the archbishop and confer the Sacrament of Confirmation, but also to see the young people become adults in the faith.
Addressing the congregation before the confirmations, Archbishop Coleridge said the sacrament “sealed the fact” that they belonged to Jesus.
“You belong to Jesus Christ, and that’s what we confirm and God confirms here today,” he said.
“I sign you with the sign of the Lord’s Cross.”