May 1, 2020 in Uncategorized
SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION 2020
Archbishop Kieran has received several requests for information about the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. It is now certain that all the plans and preparations we have made for the reception of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation will not be realised.
These ceremonies are big occasions and bring many people together to celebrate with those receiving the sacrament. However, following guidelines from the government, right now it is impossible to gather large numbers of people because of the risks involved for the spread of Covid-19. We realise this is a big disappointment for many people but during these challenging times this decision is unavoidable.
To all of you preparing for these sacraments this year Archbishop Kieran would like to state that your First Holy Communion and Confirmation will happen when we receive the assurance from the government that it is safe to hold these ceremonies.
“The Lord is my light and my help. Hope in the Lord, hold firm and take heart”.