Congratulations to the twenty one high school students and three adults who are to be confirmed this Monday evening by Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg here at St. John’s. Because of the pandemic, the celebration of this sacrament was moved from May to this particular time. May our candidates be open to the wondrous gifts of the Holy Spirit and may we too. They are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and wonder in God’s presence. These gifts are especially necessary in this most difficult and chaotic time. O Lord, bless our young people and give them all that is essential to them living out your love in their lives. May we support them in every way.