Information for Confirmation July 2019

Information for parents who have children NOT in Holy Cross Catholic Primary School.

There will be a practice for all children being confirmed this year in Church on Tuesday 2nd July beginning at 9am.

Confirmation  – 2019 This year there will be a series of lessons from February to June immediately prior to the Confirmation itself on 4th July 2019. These lessons will be led by parish catechists and they will take place monthly, on Saturday mornings of each month for two hours, from 8.30am (prompt start) until after the 10am Mass on the following dates:

16th February 2019, 16th March 2019, 13th April 2019, 11th May 2019 and 22nd June 2019.   In these sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas:A base line assessment and introduction to a project on their chosen saint.What Catholics believe – doctrines & creeds.The Sacraments – the seven sacraments in two sessions. Prayer – how, when, why.How Catholics live – how our faith impacts on our life choices. Candidates will be expected to attend all sessions and the mass each Saturday. Parents will be most welcome to the Mass. They will be expected to complete the project before Easter and make their confession before the 4th July. Instruction will take place in the ‘Father Berry Room’ in the Church Hall for all the above sessions. (08.30 – 09.55). Please include a passport sized photograph of your child  with the basic information form, so that your child can be included on the display boards in church. This year the sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred by Bishop David on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 7pm. If you have any queries contact Fr. Neil on (01213512161) or

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