Confirmation celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. It incorporates us more deeply into Christ and “seals” us with the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is held once a year in our parish.
The ceremony takes place in St. James’ Church, Athboy.
There is a programme of preparation for candidates of Confirmation over 6 weeks prior to Christmas. Every Sunday those preparing for Confirmation are invited to read the Prayers of the Faithful and participate in the Offertory procession at Mass. Application forms are distributed through the schools in September and should be returned to the Parochial House accompanied by a Baptismal Certificate if your child was baptised in a parish other than Athboy.
Your child will take a Confirmation name and it should be the name of a saint. They will also require a sponsor. The sponsor must be over 16 years of age and have received the Sacraments of initiation (i.e. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) and be a practising Catholic.
This weekend (Sunday 9th June – Pentecost), we welcome the boys and girls from 5th Class in the Parish schools who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next spring.
They have each written a letter asking Bishop Deenihan to confirm them.
Prayer is an essential part of preparing to be confirmed.
Please remember the young people in prayer and we encourage their parents and families to accompany them to Mass every weekend.