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Confirmation Class of 2017
Saturday 6th May, 2017

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes Confirmation as a deepening of
baptismal gifts.
It says that the sacrament roots us more deeply in our identity as God's
children; unites us more firmly with Christ; increases in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit; binds
us more closely to the Church; and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith

Following the beautiful celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 6th May by Fr. Gallagher, it is only right that we should thank and acknowledge all those who made it such a joyful and grace filled occasion.

We thank especially the parents and families who presented them so well, Mr. McGinn and Mrs. McCann from our parish school who prepared the children so well, all who took part in the liturgy in reading the scripture or sharing the prayers or presented the gifts and workbooks, the altar servers, those who prepared the church especially Alice Keenan our sacristan, the choir and instrumentalists under the direction of Sinead Donnelly and those who prepared and served the refreshments in the school afterwards. Most especially we thank our children of Primary Seven, who with the help of the Holy Spirit, will be the faith leaders of the future in this parish and beyond.

We acknowledge and congratulate each of them individually

Eoin Bradley • Cara Brogan • Nicole Cahill • Niamh Clarke • Aoibhin Coyle
Ronan Coyle • Neamh Donnelly • Aimee Gumley • Odhran Hughes • Cody McAleer
Mollie McCullagh • Brian McDermott • Ryan McGlinchey • Orla Morris • Caelum Tracey

We offer them all the encouragement we can so that they can grow daily in living and developing their faith.May each of you continue to grow and mature both individually and as members of our Church faith community in every way throughout your lives.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this such a blessed experience in our parish.