Confirmation candidates share retreat with sponsors

Nearly 300 confirmation candidates and their sponsors attended a Day of Reflection Retreat at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion early last month.

It marked the third year sponsors have been included in the retreats, and the feedback has been very positive, said Lori Long, director of religious formation.

“The retreat is a wonderful day bringing sponsors and candidates closer, enabling them to share their faith life with each other in a different way,” she said. 

The candidates and sponsors heard speakers, prepared prayer intentions and spent time in adoration of the Eucharist, confession and journaling.

And an art project involved sponsors painting a cross and candidates painting doves while listening to a talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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