On a previous post about the sacrament of confirmation I was ranting that I could not find my confirmation certificate that made us decide to get the sacrament of confirmation together, told myself that this is like attending our Pre-Cana just another task to tick off from our list, but like my adventure with our Pre-Cana post I was surprisingly glad that I did.
Ok so what is the sacrament of confirmation?
It the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism being the first and Communion the third). Confirmation is regarded as the perfection of Baptism, because, as the introduction to the Rite of Confirmation states: by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.
Quite heavy huh? I think so too.
In the Philippines a Catholic person should receive the Sacrament once he reached the "age of reason" which is after his first Holy Communion.Which surprisingly did not happen :-(
So here what happened...
The night before our confirmation we realized that neither one of us have our baptismal certificate hahahah this went to finger pointing who forgot, well as always we decided that we would take our chance.
So what did I actually took away from this adventure? Being called a Catholic is not enough, we should be a practicing one. Out of the 30 people there only a handful is within the age of reason the rest of us was there just because we are getting married, this saddens Father, he reminded us the importance of the Sacraments and that as soon to be Catholic parents is OUR responsibility to teach our children catechism and ensure that they receive the sacraments.
Wow! it was a lot to take in, again it gave another light in getting married, made me realize that there is more than happily ever after it does come with responsibility not only to your spouse and Church, we also have this responsibility to our children.
Oh, He did return the following week to submit our Baptismal Certificates and he was given our certificates.