Confirmation Programme

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.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the children in Harold’s Cross National School will be celebrated on Thursday 28th March 2019 and for St. Clare’s Primary School on Thursday 4th April 2019.

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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Nothing is more practical than finding God,
that is, than falling in love
in a quite absolute, final way.
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What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
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It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you will do with your evening,
how you will spend your weekends,
what you read,
whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
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Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.
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Attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907-1991)
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