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Confirmation and First Holy Communion 2012

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 in Carousel

Eight members of the Irish College Sacramental Preparation class will receive the sacrament of Confirmation, while five others will receive their First Holy Communion during Sunday Mass at the College on 27 May 2012. Most Revd Patrick Walsh, Bishop Emeritus of Down and Connor will preside at the liturgy.

The children have taken part in sacramental preparation classes in the College after Sunday Mass each week provided by the seminarians. Their parents have also partecipated in an adult faith formation programme in the College. The familes come from the Irish and broader English speaking community resident in Rome.


The children are members of English speaking families resident in Rome. They attend Mass in the College each Sunday and afterwards participate in sacramental preparation classes conducted by Irish College seminarians. Their parents participate in adult faith formation encounters while their children are in class. The programme begins in early October each year and concludes with the celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion usually on the final Sunday of May.  This year a total of twenty-eight children took part in the course including five members of the post-confirmation programme.