The Bishop addressed the 14 candidates, parents and families on what the three B’s (Belonging, Believing, Behaviour) meant to his faith journey. He recalled sitting with some friends at school who offered an invitation to attend their youth group one night. He went along for a little look and thus began his voyage into Christianity. The Bishop’s transformation didn’t happen overnight. As he said, “It wasn’t like a lightning bolt from the sky moment, it took time”. Belonging to a faith community transformed his approach to life.
Confirmation is, in essence, a person’s opportunity to make an informed and mature confirmation of their Baptismal vows, a commitment to a belief in God and a desire, as much as humanly possible, to lead a life in harmony with his will and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Confirmation is a commitment to living a life of belonging, believing and behaviour.
On behalf of the Chaplaincy team we would like to congratulate the students who took this very important step in their faith journey on Sunday.
School House – Oscar Halliwell, Andrew Reeves
St John’s House – Posesi Fanua, Awanuiarangi Morris
Parnell House – William Houghton, Stuart McRae
Selwyn House – Grayson Hardy, Alexander Williams
Marsden House – Oliver Brew, Joshua Parker
Middlemore House – Holly Ford, Maryann Panoho, Lucy Rasmusen
Taylor House – Sapati Apa-Fepuleai