Receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
This year St Mochta’s Parish is delighted to welcome children to the programme for preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Our Confirmation celebrations will take place in March 2020. Full details will be announced shortly.
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.
Our Christian faith offers a powerful support to young people as they experience the challenges of modern life. They need every encouragement to hold on to and cherish their faith. This year we are planning a programme that is a three-fold partnership involving home, school and parish.
The home is the most important element of this partnership as parents are the first and best teachers of their children. The school and parish will support and celebrate what is being taught and lived in the home.
This time offers a wonderful opportunity for those families who may have lapsed in the practice of their faith to rekindle it once more. Through this preparation, you are encouraged to grasp this moment of grace with both hands for yourself, your child and family.