The day we said “YES” to God: Confirmation

On September 3, twenty six confirmands (of different language apostolates) from the Church of the Holy Redeemer were anointed with chrism oil and embraced as adults in their faith.

Sep 17, 2022

Fr Andrew Kooi with the newly confirmed from the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Klang.


By Joanne Shak
On September 3, twenty six confirmands (of different language apostolates) from the Church of the Holy Redeemer were anointed with chrism oil and embraced as adults in their faith.

The main celebrant, parish priest Fr Andrew Kooi, said in his homily, “Confirmation is the last part of the Sacrament of Initiation and affirms us as followers and soldiers of Christ. It also confirms that the children, who are now adults, are ready to go out into the world and spread the Good News, as we were taught to do by God.

“We ask the Lord to help us so that together, as a community, we can pray and serve the Lord and continue to be examples to others as well.”

Some of the confirmands shared their thoughts on receiving this sacrament.

Ashton who chose St Joseph as his patron saint said, “The thing about Confirmation is that it’s a special time in our life where the Holy Spirit can change us for the better. We have chosen patron saints to guide us in imitating them to be more Christ-like with the help of the Holy Spirit.”

Francesca said she and her friends were ready to be soldiers of God, “Confirmation means I chose to be a Catholic and God’s child. This decision isn’t made by anyone but myself.”

“Confirmation signifies us going out into the world with the company of the Holy Spirit who is going to fill us with a sense of mission by revealing the true meaning of life and giving us purpose to help those in need,” said Ivory. --HRC SoComm

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