Preparation for Confirmation in 2018 begins this Saturday, November 18th. All who are preparing will attend the Vigil Mass at 18h.
The following dates, at 18h, should also be noted: January 20th, February 10th and March 10th.
For boys and girls attending our parish schools, the Ceremony of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Friday, April 27th, at 11.00h For those attending other schools, the Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 9th, at 11 a.m.
Dates for First Holy Communion:
Sunday, 29th April at 10.30 a.m. for children attending non-Catholic schools.
Saturday, 12th May, at 11 a.m. for children attending Willow Park school.
Saturday, 19th May at 11 a.m. for girls attending Our Lady of Mercy school.
Saturday, 26th May, at 11 a.m. for boys attending St. Mary’s boys’ school.
Remembering Grandparents: There will be a special remembrance of all our grandparents, whether living or deceased, during the Family Mass on November 19. This is another event in our preparation for the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin from 21-26 August 2018. More than 1200 people have already volunteered but thousands more are needed to assist in organising this exciting event. You can volunteer at http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Get-Involved/Volunteer
Child Protection: All members of our parish groups who are in contact with children or vulnerable adults have completed the Garda vetting procedure. Click here for Parent Consent Form for youth activities: Youth Application form. The latest document from the Archdiocese is the Code-of-Conduct for parish staff and volunteers. You can also download from here the Application Form for Volunteers with any of our parish groups. We observe the Archdiocese of Dublin Guidelines on Use of Information Technology when working with children and young people. See also our parish Child Protection Policy, Anti Bullying Policy, Guidelines for an Away Trip and Code of Behaviour.
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