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.
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.
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.
This weekend (5th/6th Oct) we welcome the girls and boys from Sixth Class in our parish schools in Athboy, Rathcairn and Rathmore as they make the Confirmation Commitment.
We join them in looking forward to Confirmation day in the parish on Friday 7th February 2020.
They commit themselves to pray each day to the Holy Spirit, to give good example at home and at school and to come to Mass at the weekend as they prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you to their parents for attending the Confirmation meeting last Wednesday evening and for supporting their children in choosing the be confirmed as followers of Jesus Christ.
Thank you also to the teachers in our schools for their work in helping the children to grow in faith.