This Sunday we are honored to have our Bishop, Donald J. Hying, visit St. John to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon fifty-six young ladies and gentlemen who have been praying and preparing for the Sacrament. We certainly welcome our new Bishop!
Bishop Hying is the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gary. Can you remember who confirmed you? Was it Bishop Grutka, Bishop Gaughan or Bishop Melczek? For our seniors, do you remember Bishop Noll? (Not the school.)
No matter the prelate, in the Rite of Confirmation you come before the bishop with your sponsor, and your sponsor places his or her hand on your right shoulder. The bishop confirms you by anointing you with chrism.
Finally, on the light side, if you read the Northwest Indiana Catholic, ask Bishop Hying what he did with the chicken? (If you do not get the paper, subscribe to it tomorrow, it is worth it!)