October 14, 2018 is the canonization date of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was martyred for the faith while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. Let us pray to follow Jesus as he did, serving and defending the poor.
A guiding light
Lord Jesus, We give thanks for the life of Blessed Oscar Romero who spread your message and struggled against injustice in El Salvador.
Like you, he was a shepherd, a pastor, a brother; Like you, he was taken from us; Like you, he remains in our hearts.
Spirit of hope, work within us, just as you worked in Blessed Oscar Romero, so that we too may work for justice and spread the Good News, by living out the Gospel, in solidarity with those living in poverty.
About Oscar Romero
Archbishop Romero lived and died before some of us were born. Go here to learn about this life, death, and legacy. Follow the post to the end to find a video about his life.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
At the October Faith Formation gatherings, we reflected on the Sacrament of Baptism. As we know, it is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation. The second is Confirmation. Here is an article that explains the history of the Sacraments of Initiation as one rite, and how they became the separate Sacraments that we celebrate today.
When we are baptized, we are initiated into a share of Jesus' ministry as priest, prophet, and king. These terms can be difficult to wrap our heads around. This article provides us with a reflection on what that means for us. Decide on one things you can do to help build the Kingdom as a sharer in Jesus' priestly, prophetic, and kingly ministry.