Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cathedral Confirmations and Receptions

Several members of the Cathedral's Spanish-speaking ministry were confirmed on June 24th, and others were received into the Anglican Communion. The candidates were presented by the Rev Canon Juan Bernardo Marentes (on the left in the photo) during a celebration over which the Bishop presided. Among them were two seminarians, Carlos and Juan Carlos, also seen in the photo.
The priest in charge of the the Spanish-speaking ministry in the Cathedral is the Padre Juan Bernardo Marentes who is assisted in his pastoral ministry by Padre Jaime Siancas. The two work together, putting strong emphasis on home visits, discipling and congregational life, and they are now seeing the life of the community grow steadily in spiritual maturity and numbers.
Although the number of candidates was not large, it was an important sign of growth for the Diocese which has longed to see a strong Spanish-speaking ministry with a clear Anglican identity in the Cathedral for a number of years. It is also significant in that it is one of the few parishes of the Diocese in a middle class area.
We ask your prayers for the congregation, its clergy, people and ministry

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