Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation

Just as bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that the soul also needs to grow in the life of grace. The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic community 

Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself.

During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. As Catholics, we believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms us during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives us the same gifts.  Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

Being confirmed in the Church means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. Adulthood, even young adulthood, means that you must do what’s right on your own, not for the recognition or reward but merely because it’s the right thing to do.

Confirmation dates 2019

DATES FOR CONFIRMATION CLASSES 2018/2019

* Tues 25th September – 7.30 pm – Talk for parents

* Sun 7th October 2018 – Enrolment Mass

* Sun 11th November 2018

* Sun 9th December 2018
* (2nd Sun of Advent)

* Sun 20th January 2019

***** (all masses 12.30pm)

* January / February 2019 – Retreat
Thursday 31st January – Boys
Friday 1st February – Girls

* Tues 12th February – CEREMONY OF LIGHT (BOYS)
* Tues 26th February – CEREMONY OF LIGHT (GIRLS)

* Fri 1st March 2019 – CONFIRMATION (BOYS)
* Fri 8th March 2019 – CONFIRMATION (GIRLS)

* Sun 9th June 2019 – Post Confirmation Mass
(Pentecost Sunday)

Public Masses Postponed

Mar 13, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, after the 10.00am Mass today Friday 13th March there will be no further Public Masses in Marino Parish Church or in St. Joseph’s Rosmini Church until further notice. We have a duty of care to our parishioners and to all in our country to protect the health of people. The situation will be reviewed as new information becomes available. Catholics have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the duration of these special measures.
This is a time for us to pray for each other and for our country and our world as we face this crisis. There will be a Mass broadcast from Marino Church on the webcam on Sundays at 11.00am., on weekdays at 10.00am, and on St. Patrick’s day at 11.00 AM but there will be no congregation present. I encourage you to tune in to the web broadcast. Mass is  also broadcast daily on EWTN TV station. Please continue to pray and to look after your neighbours. The Church will be open during the Day for people to pray in.

 

PRAYER  FOR  SPIRITUAL  COMMUNION:

For those who cannot attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, the following prayer may be said:

My Jesus,
I believe that You
Are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.