Confirmations take place in our parish every second year towards the end of May/early June. Since 2013 and following a consultation with school principals and the various liturgy groups it was decided that children from 6th class from Our Lady of the Wayside and St Cillian’s Primary schools only will be confirmed.
Confirmation is not a once-off event but is preceded by months of preparation through the religious education programme in school, through a parish-based programme involving parents and young people and also through participation in parish rituals.
We hope to involve parent leaders in an amended version of “You shall Be my Witnesses” programme in the immediate weeks before the Confirmation ceremony. The interaction that happens between parents and children at these meetings help to deepen the meaning of Confirmation for child and parent alike.