courtney's confirmation..

Dear Friends and Family,

This evening we heard from our Pastor, Fr. Barkett, that Bishop Loverde has given special permission for our Courtney to be confirmed on Sunday, August 17 at the 12:30 Mass at St. Mary of Sorrows Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

We are beyond thrilled that our daughter will be able to receive this sacrament. It is something we never thought would happen. We are again humbled before Our Lord to receive another miracle for our family. This is a double celebration, since Courtney's 16th birthday is the next day.

Her confirmation saint is St. Scholastica, the patroness of those who have seizures. You can read more about her here. Her sponsor is our dear friend Christine Silva.

Please keep Courtney in your prayers as she prepares to receive the Holy Spirit in this sacrament.

Blessings to you,
Mary, Jerry, Courtney and Jonathan