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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:

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



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