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Ceremony of Commitment and Light 2023

The Ceremony of Commitment and Light for Confirmation children in 6th class took place on Thursday 9th February at 7pm in Holy Family Church.

The Ceremony of Commitment and Light is a pre-Confirmation ceremony and is an important event in preparing the children for Confirmation. A key part of the service is when parents hand the lighted Baptismal candle to their child, acknowledging that their child is now ready to become a responsible Christian.

At their child’s Baptism, parents light the Baptismal candle from the Paschal candle, symbolising their commitment to pass their faith on to their child. In the same way, at the Ceremony of Light, parents once again light their child’s Baptismal candle from the Paschal candle and hand it to their child. In doing so, parents promise to help and support their child live out the call of their Confirmation. They are agreeing, together with their child, to keep the light of faith burning in all of their lives.

In preparation for the ceremony, all children created certificates with promises of things they are going to do regarding school, religion and home life.

The girls worked hard preparing their songs and readings with Ms Russell, Ms Murray and Ms Deegan. Sincere thanks also to Ms Mannion for helping out with the singing preparation and song choice. Thanks also to Mrs O’Brien for preparing the booklets and to Fr Langford for a beautiful ceremony. We look forward to their Confirmation Day.