Preparations for Confirmation Day

Dear parents,


I hope that you are all well and that your children are settling into their new post-primary schools!

We are delighted that we are finally approaching Confirmation Day for our past pupils.


I want to remind you of arrangements for the day, which are set out below.


I have also prepared a short information video for your child, to make sure they are well prepared to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.


The link to the video is set out here:

Link to Confirmation Video


Arrangements for Confirmation 2021

Confirmation for the past pupils of Mary, Mother of Hope School will be celebrated on Saturday the 9th October in the Sacred Heart Church, Huntstown..



Bring a Candle to the Mass! The candidates for Confirmation are asked to bring a candle to the Confirmation Mass- preferably their Baptismal candle- but if it is not available a different candle will suffice. This will be used during the Mass, for the Ceremony of Light.


Times for Confirmation Masses

Just a quick reminder of the times!


There will be two Masses on the day, with two classes at each Mass, at the following times:

Ms. Horan’s class & Ms. Dunne’s class: 12 noon

Mr. Lally’s class & Ms. Greene/Molloy’s class: 2pm

Covid-19 Prevention Measures in place

The parish team have asked me to inform parents that the celebration of Confirmation will be organized with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place. These include the following provisions:

- No more than 4 people in the Confirmation party:

o 1 Confirmation candidate

o 1 Sponsor

o 2 Parents

- Masks must be worn by all adults present at all times inside the church, but it is not necessary for Confirmation candidates to wear a mask.


- No other family members can be facilitated in the church on the day


If you require any further information, please contact the parish office on 01 824 9651.

I am delighted that our young people will finally get to celebrate their Confirmation and I wish them and their families the very best in their preparations. We look forward to seeing you all again on the day!


Warmest regards,

Enda McGorman