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Ballivor Confirmation


Each year, Bishop Michael Smith visits the parish to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a very special day in the lives of the young people to be confirmed and also for their family, friends and parish community who join them on that day.

Confirmation celebrates the presence of the Holy Spirit within us. Our confirmation is, in fact, a continuance of what has begun at our baptism; a continuance of the developing awareness and reality of faith and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.


Preparation for Confirmation

The home should be the first church which children should know and in which they are reminded of God and helped to pray by what they see around them. Religion begins at home. Parents are the first and most important of all teachers of religion.

Our parish confirmation preparation programme "You Shall Be My Witness"  seeks to provide an opportunity to establish links between home, school and parish in the young people's preparation for Confirmation. It provides opportunities for the parish community to share faith with and support those preparing to receive the sacrament. It also provides the young people with the experience of the involvement and interest of the local Church as they are completing their initiation into the church community.

Confirmation Ceremony 2013

This year, 27 children from Ballivor N.S. received the sacrament of Confirmation in St. Columbanus' Church, Ballivor on Thursday 28th February 2013.