What is Confirmation to me… Confirmation is another step in my Catholic life. There are some steps I have to go through. Throughout my journey, I will be blogging about what happens in this faith journey and what I go through. Also, it will help me spread the Word of Christ. I have to find a sponsor (who is not a family member) to sponsor me and guide me through my holy journey.
What Confirmation means to me? Confirmation is another step in my Catholic journey, for me to spread the Word of the Lord. I will become an adult in the eyes of the Catholic Church. To be confirmed, you must be an active member of the Church. To prepare, I must find a sponsor to lead me through my long and holy journey. A sponsor will guide you through your Catholic journey just like a godparent guides you through life.
by Brenic Jedrzejak
Christmas to me is about food, presents and the birth of JESUS. Christmas was so much more back in B.C 1 when Mary gave birth to Jesus and the Magi gave him gifts worthy of a king. A Christmas tree was never related to Christmas at all and feast usually comes when we celebrate something, then we exchange gifts and eat food. We are celebrating Jesus’ birth and that is what Christmas means according to the reading in the link. The angel “Gabriel” told Mary she was going to bear the child of God and Joseph was to be her husband. They had Jesus in a stable and the Magi followed a star that was directly above the stable where he was born.
-Andrew Jedrzejak and Josue Ramirez E.
What is Christmas to us?
Christmas means to take our life and daily life and put time aside to get together and give family and friends your love and time. Ultimately, on Christmas we are celebrating Jesus’ birthday.
Most people think that Christmas is all about the presents and food. But Christmas is so much more than those two factors. On Christmas, you get to do these activities, but you also get to spend time with your family and celebrate the birth of Jesus. In the readings that we read, an angel named, "Gabriel" went up to a woman named Mary and told her that she was having a child and that his name would be "Jesus". Mary did not believe Gabriel at first because she had not ever had relations with a man. In the reading of LK 1: 26-38, it states:
"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.”
By: Mia Tejada and Carlos Perez
Christmas is a celebration of the coming of Jesus. Readings all throughout the Christmas season reference how we are to stay hopeful, peaceful, joyous and faithful. The readings in the second and third week of Advent tells us about John the Baptist and how he is calling everyone to prepare, trying to tell them about how Jesus will come to teach: “I'm simply a messenger, even if you can't see him now.” The fourth week before Christmas Day, the reading told how Mary was told she had been chosen to have this baby, to become a family. Families should come together on Christmas, to celebrate, to really understand the coming of Jesus, giving our devotion and time to him. Christmas is about being with your family. It's about giving and having hope. Christmas to me is about spending every moment with family and friends. Let it be a joyous season, when we share happiness with people you know and even do not know.
~Meghan Behrens & Maria Penaloza~