Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1285
In preparation for the sacrament of confirmation, a series of meetings and liturgies have been arranged, for St Malachy’s Primary school and Rathore Special Needs School. This is a great opportunity to get to meet and know parents and children before the sacrament is administered. At the end of this preparation, a Service of light will take place for parents and children. This liturgical celebration is beautiful and wonderful,. It is a special time for you as parents to pass the light of Christ to your child, which you received on their behalf at baptism. It is a reminder that they are maturing to adulthood.
The Sacrament of Confirmation in 2017 will take place in the Church of the Assumption, Drumalane, on:
Thursday 1st June at 5pm for St. Malachy’s Primary School
Saturday 10th June at 11am for Rathore Special Needs School