St Mochta’s Confirmation Programme

Receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.

Confirmation marks a time when young people are moving on from childhood to the teenage years. Confirmation offers young people an opportunity to think about the serious choices that are facing them – choices about faith and choices about values. In the coming months, they will be learning a great deal about the meaning of Confirmation – about God who loves them for who they are, and who wants to strengthen them for the challenge of living good and joyful lives.

This year St Mochta’s Parish is delighted to welcome children to register for the programme for preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Our Confirmation celebrations will take place when the restrictions of Covid 19 will allow us to do so safely during this coming year. Registration will take place between 1st February and 12th February on-line and the access to register will only be open on those dates.  

Who is eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Only those who have received the Sacraments of Christian  Initiation, i.e. Baptism, Penance (Reconciliation) and First Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. A Baptismal Certificate will be required for each child for verification. Children of other denominations and none are not eligible.

What do I need to do to register my child on the Parish Program?

The On-Line Registration form will need to be completed fully and may require the uploading of your child’s Baptismal Certificate. Please read the following carefully:

  1. If your child was baptised in St Mochta’s Church, please fill in the Date of Birth and Baptismal details in the On-line Registration form. If you have a copy of the Baptismal Certificate at hand, please upload it on the site.
  1. For children who were baptised in a Catholic Church other than St Mochta’s, a Baptismal Certificate must be uploaded at time of online registration before your child can be enrolled on the Confirmation Preparation programme. Please contact the church of baptism to acquire one as soon as possible. An electronic copy will be acceptable.
  1. If you do not have a Baptismal Certificate available at the time of On-Line Registration, you will NOT be able to register your child, please contact us and we will advise you of what you need to do.
  1. On-Line Registration will ONLY be possible on receipt of your child’s Baptismal Certificate.

If you need more information about registering please contact Mary Greene at pastoralcare@stmochtasparish.ie.