Today was my sis's Confirmation Day.
It's a Christian Sacrament, when after spending a childhood in religious education and one has come of age, they in a mass ceremony gain a new name as they are recognized as adults under the faith.
Confirmation names are named after Christian saints, mine is Paul. My younger brother (I think it's) Anthony. My sis was born with the birth middle name Maria, Spanish for Mary. Today her Confirmation name was Mary. They can be recognized as middle names.
My bro was her sponsor so he participated in the Ceremony.
In middle of Mass, the Sponsors who sit behind the candidates placed their hands on their shoulder as the priest (usually its done by state Bishop but an ordaining of new priests sent him away making our parish priest his substitute) gives questions for Candidates to answer "I do" as they made their vows. Then candidates and sponsors go up in line as the priest dabs the candidates forehead in oil as he blesses them.
Rest of mass is normal though there were some bilingual readings and such (one was in Vietnamese, and another in French, not usual language of church that's Spanish and English literacy mostly)
After mass we went for lunch at Red Lobster with a family friend. Tried desert there for first time, ice cream lava cookie for sis and me. (had Root Beer as a drink originally from a glass bottle Rooty Root Root Beeeerrrr!!!)
We went home where mom forced pictures on us, family friend a photographer, and forced me into my graduation cap and gown for formal pictures after taking pics of sis in her gown and countless other formal pics in differing outfits.
Mom lost glasses in church and sis nearly lost hers.
Sis now left for party with friends and soon bro leaving too with friends to hang out. Hope to watch Hobbit the Unexpected Journey with them tonight, bro wanted to see it so it would be an opportunity to spent time with him.
Well hope y'all have a good dayyyyy