Fr. Gerry O’Hora has confirmed that Confirmation will take place for Fifth and Sixth Class on September 26th at 3.00p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballina. Bishop John Fleming has issued guidance in order to ensure that social requirements are adhered to.
5 per group inclusive of the child being Confirmed
A parent can act as Sponsor for the Confirmation
The child and sponsor to sit at the edge of the pew
The anointing with the Oil of Chrism will be administered without direct touch, in a safe and appropriate manner, with the use of a cotton bud.
No Offertory Procession
Holy Communion to be received on the hand, guidance in relation to the distribution of Holy Communion will be given on the day.
No photographs in the Church or with the Bishop after the Confirmation Ceremony
No school uniform
Further details or guidelines will follow as received.