© Oughterard Parish 2017

Confirmation

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

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You Shall be my Witnesses dates and times

You   Shall   Be   My   Witnesses   is   a   parish-based   preparation   programme   for   Confirmation.   it   will   run   from   the   last   Monday   in   January   for   4 consecutive   Monday   evenings.   That   is   from   February   5th   to   February   26th   2018   from   8:00-9:00   pm   in   the   Boat   Inn   rear   function   room .   It   is a   resource   designed   to   encourage   active   partnership   between   those   involved   in   parish   leadership,   parents   and   members   of   the   wider   parish community as they help children to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. There will be an enrolment mass for the children and parents in Oughterard parish church on Saturday January 27th 2018 at 5:00pm. The   commitment   form,   one   for   both   child   and   parents/guardians,   will   be   delivered   to   the   children   in   school   in   mid-January ,   filled   out   and brought to the mass, together with their baptism candle. The Enrolment Ceremony for Confirmation children is found HERE There   will   be   extensive   training   for   parents   who   will   facilitate   the   You   Shall   be   my   Witnesses   program   for   3   consecutive   Monday   nights   during January   2018.   The    preparation   and   training   will   run   on   January   15th   and   22nd   2018   from   8:00-9:15   pm   in   the   parish   meeting   rooms.   All neccessary support will be given. The   You   Shall   Be   My   Witnesses    preparation   course   is   not   able   to   run   without   parental   involvement.   If   the   preparation   course   does   not materialise   due   to   lack   of   volunteers   the   sacrament   of   conformation   will   still   be   available   for   this   year   2017-2018.   However,   it   may   well   be   a meaningless   experience   for   the   children   and   families   involved. This   would   be   a   lamentable   situation   that   will   not   happen. All   new   departures   in   life will   of   necessity   bring   fear   and   anxiety;   this   is   because   we   move   outside   of   our   comfort   zone.   However   new   growth   and   new   experiences   are   only really possible in that uncomfortable place. We will be doing this as a community, which makes us strong. Parents   who   wish   to   volunteer   will   need   Garda   vetting.   These   forms   will   need   to   be   completed   by   the   beginning   of   January   2018.   On completion   they   must   be   brought   to   fr   Michael   IN   PERSON   after   any   weekend   or   weekday   mass   in   Oughterard   church   with   a   passport or   driving   licence   and   proof   of   address   not   later   than   the   14th   January.   Please   visit   the   Dioscesan   webpage   HERE    and   download   forms SG-01, SG-02, SG-03 and SG-04 found at the very bottom of the page. The   child’s   Baptism   Certificate   needs   to   be   dropped   into   their   teacher   1   week   before   the   27th   January   2018   enrollment   mass;    that   is   into   the school   by   19th   January   2018.   The   Certificate   can   again   be   collected   from   school   by   your   children   after   the   enrollment   mass.   If   your   child   was baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   need   a   cert   issued,   please   download   and   fill   out   the   form   HERE .   Children   who   are   not   already   baptised   will   not be able to receive the sacrament in March 2018.

Candidates from Oughterard, Derryglinna and Collinamuck will be

confirmed on the 8th March 2018 11:00 am, Oughterard

© Oughterard Parish 2017

Confirmation

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

You Shall be my Witnesses dates and times

You   Shall   Be   My   Witnesses   is   a   parish-based   preparation   programme   for Confirmation.   it   will   run   from   the   last   Monday   in   January   for   4   consecutive Monday   evenings.   That   is   from   February   5th   to   February   26th   2018   from 8:00-9:00   pm   in   the   Boat   Inn   rear   function   room .   It   is   a   resource   designed to   encourage   active   partnership   between   those   involved   in   parish   leadership, parents   and   members   of   the   wider   parish   community   as   they   help   children   to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. There    will    be    an    enrolment    mass    for    the    children    and    parents    in Oughterard parish church on Saturday January 27th 2018 at 5:00pm. The    commitment    form,    one    for    both    child    and    parents/guardians,    will    be delivered   to   the   children   in   school   in   mid-January ,   filled   out   and   brought   to the mass, together with their baptism candle. The Enrolment Ceremony for Confirmation children is found HERE There   will   be   extensive   training   for   parents   who   will   facilitate   the   You   Shall   be my   Witnesses   program   for   3   consecutive   Monday   nights   during   January   2018. The    preparation   and   training   will   run   on   January   15th   and   22nd   2018 from   8:00-9:15   pm   in   the   parish   meeting   rooms.   All   neccessary   support   will be given. The   You   Shall   Be   My   Witnesses    preparation   course   is   not   able   to   run   without parental   involvement.   If   the   preparation   course   does   not   materialise   due   to lack   of   volunteers   the   sacrament   of   conformation   will   still   be   available   for   this year   2017-2018.   However,   it   may   well   be   a   meaningless   experience   for   the children   and   families   involved.   This   would   be   a   lamentable   situation   that   will not   happen.   All   new   departures   in   life   will   of   necessity   bring   fear   and   anxiety; this   is   because   we   move   outside   of   our   comfort   zone.   However   new   growth and   new   experiences   are   only   really   possible   in   that   uncomfortable   place.   We will be doing this as a community, which makes us strong.  Parents   who   wish   to   volunteer   will   need   Garda   vetting.   These   forms   will need   to   be   completed   by   the   beginning   of   January   2018.   On   completion they   must   be   brought   to   fr   Michael   IN   PERSON   after   any   weekend   or weekday   mass   in   Oughterard   church   with   a   passport   or   driving   licence and   proof   of   address   not   later   than   the   14th   January.   Please   visit   the Dioscesan   webpage   HERE    and   download   forms   SG-01,   SG-02,   SG-03 and SG-04 found at the very bottom of the page. The   child’s   Baptism   Certificate   needs   to   be   dropped   into   their   teacher   1   week before   the   27th   January   2018   enrollment   mass;    that   is   into   the   school   by 19th   January   2018.   The   Certificate   can   again   be   collected   from   school   by your    children    after    the    enrollment    mass.    If    your    child    was    baptised    in Oughterard   and   you   need   a   cert   issued,   please   download   and   fill   out   the   form HERE .   Children   who   are   not   already   baptised   will   not   be   able   to   receive   the sacrament in March 2018.