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Show Notes

Archbishop Vigneron and our co-hosts explore the Sacrament of Confirmation, through which the faithful are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and commissioned as ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.

0:28 — Archbishop Vigneron, Mary, and Mike greet each other and catch up on the past month, including Holy Week and Easter.

1:21 — Archbishop Vigneron shares some words of encouragement for those who entered the Church at Easter.

1:59 – Mary asks Archbishop to reflect on two recent opportunities he had to spend time with men discerning a vocation to the priesthood.

5:36 – Mary introduces this month’s topic, the Sacrament of Confirmation, by asking Archbishop to provide a short overview of the purpose of the sacrament and what happens when someone is confirmed.

10:12 – Mike asks Archbishop Vigneron if there’s a particular gift of the Holy Spirit that has been especially helpful to him throughout his life.

12:03 – Archbishop Vigneron talks about how receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation can change a person’s relationship with God and with the Church.

15:24 – Archbishop Vigneron speaks about the Biblical basis for confirmation and the lessons we can learn from the activity of the Apostles and the early Church.

18:54 – Mike asks Archbishop to speak about Holy Oils and the role they play in the Sacrament of Confirmation and the life of the Church.

21:58 – Mary asks Archbishop to explain two traditions: confirmation as an early teenager in the Western church and confirmation as an infant in the Eastern church.

24:19 – Archbishop, Mary, and Mike continue their discussion on differing traditions, particularly at what age and in which order the Sacraments of Initiation are received.

30:59 – Archbishop offers a few words of advice for those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

36:16 – Our listeners’ questions segment returns this month, featuring students from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Archbishop Vigneron answers questions about receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit at confirmation, people he looks up to, and the lifelong impact of his Catholic school education.

41:47 – Archbishop Vigneron closes the episode with a prayer and blessing.