A blessing to the church, St. Mary’s own youth Minister Donna Vazquez is the owner of many relics, which belonged to a variety of saints. A relic is a piece of the body of a saint, an item owned or used by the saint, or an object which has been touched to the first class relic of a saint. With such a collection, Donna felt best that she share these powerful relics with the youth of our parish. During her presentation, Donna features each relic, sharing information about the saint and the significance of praying to each of these saints. Donna often allows certain relics to be handled, observed, and prayed over, and coming into contact with a saint is no small feat!
Donna is available to make this presentation to the youth of the parish, because many teens have not been exposed to extensive information about saints, and picking a saint’s name is an important part of the Confirmation process. These experiences usually only happens during the Confirmation season, and the presentation is considered a Spirit Mentor experience.
Oils of the Bible
Oils of the Bible is another presentation for confirmation candidates by St. Mary’s Donna Vazquez. In the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve are located in a magnificent garden filled with the scents of flowers, trees and other plants. God, our higher power, created everything we need to support ourselves on an emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level. In this presentation, you will go beyond the Garden of Eden, and hear about and experience many of the oils used in the Bible.
Oils of the Bible counts as one experience for confirmation. If spirit mentors wish to sign their group up, do so for one of the listed dates here. (Sign up genius link)