Smith, R 2/10/19
In 1970, Stevie Wonder released his hit song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours!” In a fun and interesting way, this song title embodies the spirit of our 3 sacraments of initiation into the Roman Catholic Faith Tradition: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist.
Signed = Baptism. We are signed with water to wash away sin. We state (or infants’ parents state) our baptismal promises, which we renew each time we sign ourselves in the baptismal font as we enter the church. (Did you know that?)
Sealed = Confirmation. We are anointed with Chrism oil to seal us with the Holy Spirit. This flows directly from our baptism and leads directly to…
Delivered = Eucharist. We are fed by the Eucharist to become a living member of the body of Christ. The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation are completed in the Eucharist.
I’m Yours! = Jesus, my heart belongs to you, make me a vessel of your peace!
Next Sunday, February 17, Bishop Vincke will confirm 37 of our young adults at the 5:30 Mass. Let us unite our voices in praise: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, WE’RE YOURS!
~ Rick Smith, Youth Minister