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 22nd February at 11 am. 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).

Confirmation

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 2017-2018
10.30 am Sunday 10th December Promise, enrolment and commitment
10.30 am Sunday 14th January
Gifts of the Spirit
10.30 am Sunday 28th January Fruits of the Spirit
10.30 am Sunday  4th February Called by Name
10.30 am Sunday 18th February Anointed with Oil awaiting the Spirit
 7.30 pm Monday 19th February Ceremony of Light
11.00 am Thursday 22nd February Sacrament of Confirmation
 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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A Patient's Plea
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Don’t shout at me, I’m sick but I’m not deaf.
Don’t talk about me, speak to me;
I’m the one who knows best how I feel.
Don’t have a party around my bed;
I’m really not able for it.
Don’t try to solve the nation’s problems
at my bedside; The Dáil is the place for that.
Don’t tell me all your medical problems;
I’ve enough of my own right now.
Don’t stay too long please; five minutes will do fine.
Thanks for coming. And for going.
Don’t buy out the shop on your way in;
There’s only so much the locker can hold.
Don’t whisper at the doorway;
It makes me feel there’s something terribly wrong.
Don’t exaggerate my condition when you’re telling the neighbours;
I will eventually die. But not yet.
Don’t feel you have to rush to see me while I’m in hospital;
A visit at home will be grand.
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where can you find the ideal priest?

If he preaches over ten minutes, he is too long winded.

If his sermon is short, he is too easy going.

If the parish funds are low, he is a bad business man.

If he visits his parishioners, he's nosey.

If he doesn't, he's snobbish.

If he has raffles and fancy fairs, he is bleeding the people.

If he doesn't, the parish is lacking in social life.

If he takes time in Confession, he's too slow.

If he doesn't, he is not a good confessor.

If he starts Mass on the minute, his watch is fast.

If he's a bit late, he's holding up the congregation.

If he re-decorates the Church, he's spending too much money.

If he doesn't, he's letting it run down.

If he's young, he's not experienced.

If he's old, he should retire.

If he dies, there will never be his equal again.

What a Life !

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