Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit

This morning the Bishop was at the Cathedral to celebrate the feast of Pentecost and to confirm a number of young people. It is customary for the Bishop to be at the Cathedral for the major feasts of the year, and we are fortunate to be able to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation on this great feast of the Holy Spirit. Ten young people from this parish and two from the nearby parish of Saint Mary and St James, Scorton, were confirmed at the Cathedral today after months of preparation.

It was the first time that Bishop Campbell has celebrated one of the Cathedral's main Sunday Masses, so it was a great pleasure to welcome him. He will be back at the end of June for our patronal feast of Saints Peter and Paul. After the obligatory photoshoot he had a chance to meet some of those who were at Mass today.