Saturday, May 30, 2009

Clarks Point: Baptism and Confirmation

By Father Scott Joseph Garrett
Pictures by Mariano Floresta

On Friday, May 29, at Saint Peter the Fisherman in Clarks Point, Alaska, John Thomas Egbert was baptized and Judy George was conditionally baptized, confirmed, celebrated her first reconciliation, and First Communion. Judy converted from Moravian to Catholicism.

Judy was going to be brought fully into the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil April 11, 2009 but had some family emergencies that day. The re-scheduled day could not have been better...Pentecost!

Mariano Floresta did a fantastic job of cleaning up the old church. He installed a wood stove so it was nice and warm for the Mass. Here is what the church looked like after he cleaned it up. (Click on Pictures to make larger).

After breaking the first baptismal bowl (I sat it on the wood stove to warm the water and it shattered) Judy George and John Thomas Egbert prepared for Baptism.

John Thomas being baptized.

Judy is receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.

Harry Egbert holds the lighted baptismal candle for John Thomas.

Judy takes the confirmation oath with Mariano her sponsor. "I believe and profess all that the Holy Catholic church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

Judy experiences the laying on of hands before being anointed.

She is anointed with the sacred Chrism oil consecrated by the Archbishop of Anchorage during the Chrism Mass in April.

Congrats! Our newest Catholic member, Judy George.

Judy receives First Communion.

Louise Gardener sits near the nice warm wood stove that Mariano installed just the other day.

Tiffany poses for a picture after Mass.

Mariano prepared the Moose meat before the Mass.

JB smiles after loading up his plate with moose meat and bread during the gathering after the ceremony.

Thank you to the community of Clarks Point for helping with this special day for John Thomas Egbert and Judy George! May the peace of Christ be with you always.


Anonymous said...

I'm Judys big sister...the Baptism and Confirmation is very nice. Cogratulations Sister!! I enjoyed all the photos..don't recognize alot of the people but its great to see the ones I do. Louise looks fabulous! She's an awesome person, I've admired her my entire life!!! Mariano(Do-Do) is one of the nicest guys I know..he reminds me so much of his dad. Regards and Hello to him. I especially enjoyed the photos of my niece and grand nephew..Tiffiany and Little JB! Thanks for sharing. Wanda L Shade

Holy Rosary Mission said...

Hi Wanda, thank you for checking out our website and I am happy you are enjoying the pictures. God Bless...Fr. Scott