Dear P7 Parent/Guardian,
In case you may have missed this important information which was posted to the Parish Page please see below a message from Fr Aidan about the date for Confirmation.
Since March it has been a frustrating time for parents, schools and priest as we were unable to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation with some of the younger members of our Parish. With a gradual opening up of public worship we can move forward with new dates for our celebrations.
In line with the Diocesan Plan we will begin with the Sacrament of Confirmation – holding three ceremonies instead of one.
These will take place on:
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Oliver Plunkett for those attending St Oliver Plunkett PS, Forkhill.
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 3:00pm in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS, (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).
With the impact of the Pandemic continuing, Archbishop Eamon has given faculties to each Parish Priest to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in their own Parish. I will be honoured to Anoint in the Spirit, the young of our Parish as they complete their initiation into the Church.
This year has stretched our normal experience of worship and preparation for the Sacraments like never before. Thank you for working with the Parish and our two Parish schools as we help our young people grown in Faith.
Fr Aidan Murphy