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7 Anniversaries Every Catholic Should Celebrate

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  • amy

    Is there actually a way to look up the date of your first reconciliation? Mine was pre-internet by several years and it’s not like they give certificates for that one…at least none that I am aware of…

    • Stephen Mirarchi

      Hi Amy: I have a certificate that thankfully my parents kept all these years. If you know which church or parish it happened at, they probably have records, if you did it as part of a group.

    • Matt B

      Churches are supposed to keep records, if you know where it happened.

  • amy

    Is there actually a way to look up the date of your first reconciliation? Mine was pre-internet by several years and it’s not like they give certificates for that one…at least none that I am aware of…

    • Stephen Mirarchi

      Hi Amy: I have a certificate that thankfully my parents kept all these years. If you know which church or parish it happened at, they probably have records, if you did it as part of a group.

    • Matt B

      Churches are supposed to keep records, if you know where it happened.

  • Richard A

    There are a couple of priests in my diocese who have had people make miraculous recoveries after anointing them. I bet those folks – the formerly-nearly-dead – celebrate the anniversary of their Extreme Unctions!

    • Stephen Mirarchi

      Sure! Especially since the Catechism specifically mentions the administration of the sacrament in a fairly wide context, I can imagine that anniversary being an occasion of great gratitude.

  • Richard A

    There are a couple of priests in my diocese who have had people make miraculous recoveries after anointing them. I bet those folks – the formerly-nearly-dead – celebrate the anniversary of their Extreme Unctions!

    • Stephen Mirarchi

      Sure! Especially since the Catechism specifically mentions the administration of the sacrament in a fairly wide context, I can imagine that anniversary being an occasion of great gratitude.

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