Sunshine received her Sacrament of Confirmation on May 11, 2010. Here our bishop is anointing her head with holy oil, along with the words “Be sealed with the Holy Spirit.” Standing behind her is her sponsor, our dear friend Catherine. Sunshine chose St. Agnes as her patron saint.
Before the Mass, Caveman asked our bishop “Are you going to slap my sister?” Bishop Taylor responded, “Do you want me to?” Caveman gave him an enthusiastic “Yes!”
There is an old tradition of the bishops “slapping” the newly confirmed Christians (which usually amounted to a gentle tap on the cheek) as a symbol of the persecution they must prepare to face. Our bishop did not slap, but rather hugged the newly confirmed.
Mojo and one her oldest friends were able to serve Mass together for the bishop. A rare opportunity!