This is a special year in the life of your child in 6th Class as the opportunity arises for him/her to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in February 2023.  Fr Padraig will be working with the teachers and children in 6th Class in our parish schools in Athboy, Rathcairn and Rathmore, as they prepare for Confirmation.  If your child is to receive the sacrament, he/she must be baptised.  I draw your attention and invite you to attend as follows:

  • Meeting in Athboy Church at 8pm on Tuesday 20th September. This meeting is for parents only.
  • On Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th September – children and their parents are invited, to an Enrolment Ceremony at any one of the weekend Masses in Athboy, Rathcairn & Rathmore (6.15pm & 11.30am Athboy, 9am Rathmore, 10.15am Rathcairn)

Bishop Tom Deenihan will administer Confirmation on Friday 24th February at 12 noon in Athboy Church.

 Ceremony of Light: on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm, we invite the candidates for Confirmation and their parents to a Ceremony of Light in Athboy Church.  This ceremony recalls the day of Baptism when parents received a lighted candle, lit from the Paschal Candle.  During the Ceremony of Light, parents pass the candle to their child being confirmed recalling their commitment to hand on faith to their child.