St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

Confirmation

The following Confirmation Ceremonies will be held in our Parish Church for children in schools in the Parish and nearby:

Carysfort National School - Friday 13th February 2015

St Augustine’s School – Friday 13th February 2015

Willow Park School – Saturday 21st March 2015

Scoil Lorcain

Adults requesting Confirmation should contact the Parish Office or the Parish Administrator.

Confirmation is the reception the Holy Spirit, signified by a laying on of hands and an anointing with perfumed oil. It leaves and indelible mark uniting us more firmly with Christ, rendering the bond with the Church more perfect, and giving us the strength of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Faith boldly and to pick up our cross.

Every baptised person is eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. In cases of danger of death it can and should be administered to children, even by a priest. One must be in a state of grace, and should receive the Sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gift of the Holy Spirit.