The Confirmandii in our Sixth Classes received the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in a very special Confirmation ceremony last Wednesday. The ceremony took place in Mornington Church, where parents, grandparents, friends and families had gathered for the celebration.
Two bishops attended the ceremony, our newly appointed Bishop Deenihan and also the recently retired Bishop Michael Smith. Bishop Deenihan encouraged the assembled pupils to be mindful of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, particularly the gift of courage.
Afterwards, both Bishops took time out to chat with the children and to stand in for the all important photographs. This ceremony marks the final occasion for Bishop Smith to anoint the children in Mornington and the first occasion for Bishop Deenihan to do so. We wish them both well in the future, and courage too, for their own challenges in the future.
Our picture shows both Ms Gerrard`s and Ms Mullen`s Sixth Classes who all joined in the celebratory aspect of things today.