文：牧靈組& Marichu Penoliar
由於有1/3的外籍教友領受堅振，禮儀經文ppt全部採中英對照，讀經二及2個信友禱詞以英文誦念，新竹聯合聖詠團也特別選用了二首英文聖歌，彌撒前的預演及堅振禮儀更以中、英文雙語進行。以下是一位領堅振的外籍教友Marichu Penoliar (Teresa)所寫的一篇短文：
- I just can't contain my happiness because at last I'm already confirmed. I was a bit in tears during the ceremony and I never stop thanking the Lord during that day. I am truly grateful to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, finally my initiation as a Catholic has been strengthened and proven.It also helps me to understand more on how important this Sacrament which is just taken for granted by many because of misconception and thought that it is only a requirement if you are going to get married eventually in Catholic Church. I am truly thankful and amazed until this very day.I thanked also the Lord that the foreign workers catholic are warmly welcomed in this Diocese and there is a migrant's office who is facilitating and preparing us to receive the Sacraments.