Confirmation Programme

Congratulations to the children attending St Clare’s Primary School and Harold’s Cross National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 2nd March. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was chief celebrant. Many thanks to their parents, teachers, the parish team and all those who helped to make the day so special.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

What happens in Confirmation?
In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks the individual for ever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which the individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a “witness” for Christ.

See more questions and answers on the Sacrament of Confirmation from YOUCAT (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church).


The Sacrament of Confirmation marks us as a full member of the Catholic Church. To support parents in the religious education of their child, the school and the parish have organised a programme for all those children who are enrolled for Confirmation. This programme offers young people an opportunity to think about serious choices that are facing them, choices about values, choices about faith, and the challenge and joy of living a Christian life.

Confirmation Programme Dates 2016-2017
12.00 pm Sunday 16th October Promise, enrolment and commitment
12.00 pm Sunday 6th November Gifts of the Holy Spirit
12.00 pm Sunday 4th December Fruits of the Holy Spirit
12.00 pm Sunday 15th January Names – why we choose a name and how
 7.30 pm Wednesday 8th February Ceremony of Light
11.00 am Thursday 2nd March Sacrament of Confirmation

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