Greg Maresca


At a recent Sunday Mass, the parish’s 8th grade confirmation class participated in the Rite of Enrollment into the Book of the Elect. During the induction, the candidates were collectively asked if they were willing to receive the final sacrament of Catholic initiation – confirmation.

Their tepid response runs parallel to a recent Pew Research poll that said more than half of them will leave the faith shortly after high school. It is a crisis of epic proportions, not just for the church, society and our nation, but also for one’s eternal objective.

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