Date of Confirmation
Confirmation for Enniskillen schools will take place on SUNDAY 23RD APRIL 2023. The time for Confirmation is to be confirmed. We hope to have two celebrations again this year. All details will be confirmed.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Celebration of Confirmation is how we, as Catholics are "enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit” so that we can live " as true witnesses of Christ, more [ready] to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285). This important Sacrament completes our initiation into the Church, and the preparation for this special Sacrament is key to how we respond to Jesus’ call to “love one another”.
Many Parishes and schools use the Diocese of Clogher series of preparation programme videos called Hearts on Fire. This bespoke programme was a response to the need that COVID restrictions highlighted, but the fruits that the programme unearthed have been so powerful throughout the Diocese. In classes, the Confirmation Candidates journey through a series of six videos. These will be updated this year following all the feedback from last year’s programme. You can find all these here: https://clogherdiocese.ie/heartsonfire/
All young people wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation must register with the Parish. Once the forms are ready we will send links to the various school contacts we have who will disseminate the information. Advance notice, if your child was Baptised outside of St Michael’s Parish you will need a copy of their Baptismal Certificate.
Preparation Sundays for St Michael’s Parish Enniskillen
These preparation Masses are for all Confirmation Candidates and will accompany the Hearts on Fire programme. Attendance at Sunday Mass on these dates is obligatory for children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
- December 4th 2022 ENROLMENT MASS
- January 8th 2023
- February 19th 2023
- March 26th 2023
Service of Light 2023
This will be on March 26th 2023 as part of the 10:30am Sunday Mass in St Michael’s Parish Enniskillen.
Daily Prayer for your Confirmation
O God, I pray that you give me a right heart, that I may come to know you in Jesus. Lead me to know the sinfulness of my own heart, and your great love for me, in Christ Jesus. Help those who teach me, to give me the teaching I need. Grant that, on my Confirmation Day, I may be ready to give myself to be your faithful soldier and servant to my life’s end; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen