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A new brochure on child protection, intended for children and parents, and created by John Paul II Awards students. Click here to download it (PDF, 2...
To access the list of Confirmation Dates for 2019 please click on the following link: CONFIRMATION_2019.pdf
Bishop Brendan Kelly preached the following sermons in Galway Cathedral on (i) Friday 17 August 2018 at the funeral of Fr James Max Mitchell and (ii...
The Diocesan Pastoral Centre is hosting a programme, Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis, from Maryvale Institute, Birmingham,  which will...

Confirmation

You Shall Be My Witnesses” is a Confirmation preparation programme based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The programme is designed as a resource to parishes. It offers support, encouragement and a challenge as well as an invitation to parents to become more actively involved in the faith life of their children as they prepare for Confirmation. 

The programme runs over four nights with each session lasting one hour.   The parents help facilitate small group activities with the young people on the themes listed below.  During the course of each session  the parent leaders (working in pairs)  facilitate discussion / activities  for approximately 45 minutes and the last 15 mins are given over to a  prayer session where all parents and young people are in attendance.

You Shall be My Witnesses” explores the themes of:
1)  what it means to Belong to the Catholic Church;
2)  what we, as Catholics,  Believe;
3)  how Being a Confirmed Catholic impacts and reflects on how we live our lives; and
4)  who we Become as a Confirmed Christian.

As stated, the four sessions are run by parents with the help of the parish community and under the guidance of the parish priest.  A training session for parents is offered in the parish by the team at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in advance of the programme commencing.

See the news item for 2019 Confirmation dates

Adult Confirmation is organised by the RCIA programme which operates in the Diocese. Further information from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre.