By Jeff Cramer, PA

DSC01050emailBishop Emeritus William K. Weigand of the Diocese of Sacramento conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 16 youth at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Martell.

One young man being confirmed was Hector Romero from the Pine Grove Conservation Camp. Throughout the year, he had prepared by attending weekly faith sessions at the local parish, participating in works of service, meeting with his sponsor for spiritual guidance and support, and worshiping weekly.

DSC01031emailDeacon Jaime Garcia facilitated these sessions with Hector at Pine Grove Conservation Camp with Hector’s uncle participating as his sponsor.

Hector also was supported by his mother, father, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and friends at the ceremony, many of whom traveled from Southern California.