Confirmation Programme

Enrolment Mass for the children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation took place on Sunday 8th December at 10.30 am.

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 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.

What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with chrism receives the strength to witness to God’s love and might in word and deed. He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church.

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).

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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A Coronavirus Prayer
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Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through the towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our help now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care and the love of their friends.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side at this time of uncertainty and anxiety.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they rest in your eternal peace.
Be with those who care for the sick.
Be with the families of those who are sick, and protect them from illness and despair. May they know your peace and put their trust in you. Amen.
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