|The Ordinary, Mgr Newton, with the |
newly confirmed and her sponsor
With the blessing of Plymouth Cathedral Dean, Mgr Nannery, the Ordinariate celebrate the Confirmation of one of its young members, Saffi, at Christ the King in Plymouth today. The Ordinary travelled down from London for the day in order confer Confirmation. Saffi had been received into the Catholic Church in 2013 and after catechesis was ready to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. In the Ordinariate, Confirmation is conferred before First Holy Communion, and so it is conferred at a younger age compared to most Catholic parishes in England and Wales.
|Leaving the Lady Chapel after singing|
the Regina Caeli at the end of Mass.
Saffi had chosen St Catherine as her confirmation name and patron, and Mgr Newton reminded her of the Bas Relief of St Catherine in Rome, of her wagging her finger at the Pope. Mgr Newton said she was a very strong and powerful Christian lady and so he expected Saffi to grow into a strong Catholic woman with the assistance of St Catherine's prayers.
Saffi chose a lemon cake for her Confirmation cake, which was made by her sponsor, Mrs Hellyer.
|The Confirmation cake|