Jose and I received the Sacrament of Confirmation this morning at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels.
Rev. Msgr. Severino G. Anatalio officiated the Ceremony. We attended the 9AM mass and proceeded to the 10:15 Confirmation. The priest pointed out that at 12 years old, kids are already receiving the sacrament of confirmation. I guess he was pretty disappointed coz half of the people there (guilty, Us included) were having themselves confirmed since it's a Church requirement for marriage.
Msgr. Anatalio's homily was also good. He said "A man without prayer, is like a tree without roots. And what happens to a tree without roots? It withers...". I think this is a quote he got from St. Augustine. I totally agree! He was a bit strict but everything he said was logical, he has a point.
If you're getting married and needs to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation (Kumpil), I'd recommend you have it at San Miguel Church. The National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels is located in Malacanang.
Here are the contact details:
National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels
100 JP laurel St., corner Solano St.,
San Miguel, Manila
Telephone Number: 734-1271 or 736-1105
-Photocopy of baptismal certificate with "for marriage purposes" annotation -Confirmation fee of Php600
-at least 1 Sponsor (Ninang or Ninong)
-Be at the church 1 hour before the ceremony
Thursday and Saturdays: 2:30PM
Certificates of confirmation will be released right after the mass.
Unsolicited advice: make a confession before your kumpil.
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