On November 30, 2016, at our Lady of Refuge Church in the Bronx, four young ladies from the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula, requested and were granted permission to present themselves to Bishop Jenik ( Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York ) to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
On this evening, Krystin Velez, Krismeiry Tobal, Aileen Richards and Irene-Jessica Ondo recognized this as a serious step into a more mature Catholic life, one which carries with it sacred responsibilities as a member of His holy family, the church.
We, at that Academy, are so proud of these young ladies, for they truly had the courage to take this step after having sincerely prayed to Almighty God to give them the wisdom, courage and love to be faithful to Him in the Holy Catholic Church always!
May the “gifts” of the Holy Spirit which they received with the Sacrament of Confirmation strengthen, enlighten and guide them in all their future days!
Mr. Amendola ( Director of the Catechumenate: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults )