Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne confirmed 20 adults at a Pentecost Mass May 20 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Burlington.

The Diocesan Adult Confirmation Mass takes place every year and is designed for adults who have received other sacraments but were never confirmed.

They came from throughout the Diocese including St. Johnsbury, Winooski, Fairfax, Hinesburg and Charlotte and had participated in the seven-week Diocesan Adult Confirmation Program.

“What a joyful Pentecost to see these 20 men and women received into the fullness of the Catholic faith and be given the gift of the Holy Spirit!” enthused Deacon Phil Lawson, executive director of evangelization, catechesis, divine worship, marriage and family and respect life. “You can’t help but smile as you observe the joy among the participants and marvel at what the Lord has done in their lives and in our Church. And it is exciting to look forward to what the Lord will do through these men and women as they take this newly confirmed faith back to their parishes and communities.”

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