Photo and Message from Mrs. Elizabeth Wurm, Director of Religious and Youth Minister
On October 12, 39 youth from St. Peter’s Parish took another tremendous step on their faith journey! It was on this day that they became Confirmed, and forever being sealed with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the instructions to go out into the world and be witnesses to Christ!
Being Confirmed is a lengthy process. The students meet once a month in class for a year and also once a month with their sponsors to complete homework. They also attend a retreat in the fall, a picnic in the summer with their sponsors, complete an oral interview to determine their preparedness for the sacrament, write a saint’s report and complete service hours in the community. It is a long process with a lot of work involved, but the youth can and do rise to the challenge with one goal in mind: to complete the sacramental grace that was begun in them at their baptism.
We would like to congratulate the following youth who made their Confirmation this fall: Morsette Bernard, Diego Guillermo Cerron-Portales, Jaya Das, Jacob Depperschmidt, Stephen Fannin, Dominic Gasper, Lauren Haus, Harrison Hecker, Luke Henrich, Evan Holzmiller, Isabelle Jedra, Matthew Kingseed, Abigail Knapp, Makayla Luther, Abigail Masi, Emily McCarrick, Ava Naumoff, Sydney Newton, Benjamin Olivieri, Emilee Parker, Patrick Duty-Perkins, Hayden Pinkelman, Jack Pollock, Joshua Prendergast, Sylvia Rathburn, Emily Raff, Bailey Romoser, Nate Schemine, Reyna Staton, Caleb Stewrat, Abby Tan, Charlie Thompson, Nick Todd, Allura Ward, Alexandra Wasylenki, Spencer Wolfe, Mary-Margaret Wright, Maria Yerse and Sam Zickefoose.
We would also like to thank our instructors for this year’s Confirmation class. They share their time and talents with the youth of our parish to help them on the next step of their faith journey. Our instructors this year were Patti Kastelic, Jim Cox and Adrienne Randall.
We would also like to thank all the table leaders who gave of their time every month to attend the classes with their children. They played an important role in the faith formation of all the students they came into contact with. Thank you to Stacy Newton, Tammy Haus, Shelby Wright, Nathan Maiken, Tracy Gasper, Diane Stewart, Suzanne Das and Theresa Depperschmidt. In addition we would like to thank all the parents and sponsors of these youth who made this step on their faith journey a reality. Without their encouragement and example of faith filled lives, none of this would have been possible.