Service of Light for Confirmation Classes

Starts: Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at 7:30 pm
Ends: Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at 8:20 pm

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

The Service of Light will be celebrated in the church on Thursday, 23rd January, at 7.30pm.

This service is a pre-Confirmation ceremony, which has been added to the Confirmation preparation process in recent years. The key part of the service is when parents hand the lighted Baptism candle to their child as an acknowledgement that the child is now ready to be a responsible Christian.

At their child’s baptism parents light the baptismal candle from the paschal candle, this is a sign that they are willing to hand on their faith to their child. In the same way, at the service of light, parents once again light their child’s baptismal candle from the paschal candle and hand the lighted candle to their children; 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.

Now more than ever children heading into adolescence need the help and the support of their parents. They need their parents to be the ‘light’ of Christ in their lives and to be able to rely on them in times of crisis.

Children in the 6th classes in Scoil Niocláis will be confirmed on Thursday, 30th April 2020; the ceremony will begin at 10.30am.