Confirmation is fast approaching and preparation is well underway. The first event in the Confirmation calendar is the Service of Light. The Service of Light will take place on Thursday, February 8th, at 8 o’ clock in St. Colmcille’s Church. The key part of the service is when parents hand the lighted Baptism candle to their child as an acknowledgement that the child is now ready to be a responsible Christian.
At their child’s baptism parents light the baptismal candle from the paschal candle, this is a sign that they are willing to hand on their faith to their child. In the same way, at the Service of Light, parents once again light their child’s baptismal candle from the paschal candle and hand the lighted candle to their children; in doing so parents promise to help and support their child live out the call of their Confirmation. They are agreeing, together with their child, to keep the light of faith burning in all of their lives.
The Confirmation Masses will take place on March 13th and 14th, at 11 o’clock in St. Colmcille’s Church. Important Information Service of Light ….. 8th February, 8p.m. Confirmation Day 1- Rm 22, 26, 28 - 13th March at 11 a.m. Confirmation Day 2 - Rm 21, 23, 24, 25 - 14th March at 11 a.m.