Churches celebrate confirmation

Four district parishes joined together at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Rainy River to celebrate the confirmation of 15 young adults into the Catholic faith.
Our Lady of Good Counsel was filled to capacity as parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Emo, Our Lady of the Way in Pinewood, and Our Lady of the Lake in Morson, along with friends and family, witnessed the ceremony.
Principal celebrant of the Mass was Bishop Fred Colli, of the Catholic Diocese of Thunder Bay. Eucharistic ministers were Fr. Dan Debano and Deacon George Choko-Bolec.
A joint parish choir provided the music.
The confirmands were:
•St. Patrick’s—Sarah Carlson, Nicholas Donaldson, Elizabeth Empey, Ian Grant, Jolene Stahn, Samantha Stahn, and Nathan Zimmerman;
•Our Lady of the Way—Audrey Chojko-Bolec, Luc Desserre, Cody Heyens, Alexis Sharp, Adrian Vandenbrand, and Brock Vandenbrand; and
•Our Lady of Good Counsel—Bryer Brumwell and Erika Tymkin
Following the Mass, a reception with lunch and fellowship was held in the parish hall.