The further sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Holy Communion, are celebrated during the ages of 7 years and upwards where the family and young person show real commitment and a willingness to grow in faith. They are grace-filled sacraments, NOT just rites of coming of age or part of the school curriculum, but within our parish school there is some instruction given, which is complimented by parish and school cooperation in additional formation. Parents are also expected to come to sessions and learn with their children. If a child is not in a Catholic school additional classes are also provided.
Sacremental preparation will resume, starting with a meeting in the church on 1st October at 4pm for 2020 First Holy Communion group, and on 8th for 2021 group.
Confirmation will not be celebrated next year here. Our parish policy is now to support the young people as they grow in their faith and commitment beyond the change to secondary school, with the discernment of the Parish Priest and Youth Worker assisting the families in this process.