Last year I was able to attend the LMS' Confirmation service in London; I can see this year I won't be able to make it, but it is a wonderful occasion, with between 30 and 40 mostly young people receiving the sacrament from a bishop of the Westminster Archdiocese. I include below some of the pictures I took last year; see the slideshow.
Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop in Westminster, will administer Confirmations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Rite) at St James’ Church, Spanish Place, London W1 on Saturday 20 November 2010 in a ceremony organised by the Latin Mass Society. This will be the seventh year the LMS has organised ceremonies.
As usual, permission for the Old Rite Confirmations has been given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
The candidates’ day will begin with a catechetical meeting in the Lady Chapel with Bishop Stack at 11.00 am. The Confirmation ceremony will begin at 11.30 am and will be followed by Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The choir and organist of Spanish Place will provide the music, and, as ever, a large congregation is expected.
After the ceremonies, a reception for the bishop and newly-confirmed will be held in the crypt during which Bishop Stack will cut the celebratory cake.
Anyone requiring Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form for their children – or themselves; we often have several adult candidates – should contact the LMS office urgently for registration forms and full details. (T) 020 7404 7284; (F) 020 7831 5585; (E mail) firstname.lastname@example.org