Year 6 Confirmation Programme

Firstly, I hope you all had a lovely summer break and it’s great to welcome all the children back to school.  This is a very important year for your child and family as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 17th May 2020.

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Whilst the children will be undertake the majority of their preparation to receive the Sacrament in school, a vital part of the faith journey is the support they receive from their parents and the parish.  This is such an important experience for your child.  We acknowledge that parents are the first faith educators of their children but it is the role of the parish and school to support them in this.  With this in mind Fr Michael has arranged a programme centred on the Easter Vigil for those children wishing to receive the Sacrament and their parent(s).  As you may be aware, Fr Michael is leaving All Souls this month to take up a position within the Diocese of Plymouth and Fr Paul Burch has been appointed as the new Parish Priest at All Souls.  Therefore the programme  will be led by Fr Paul and Barbara McGowan (parish catechist) and supported by the school.  The programme is as follows:

Date Theme Time Venue
Saturday 5th October 2019 Silence & Chips 5 – 6.30pm

 

 

Parish Room

Saturday 9th November 2019 Fire & Stories 6.30 pm

 

Sunday 1st December 2019

 

Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Advent & Easter

 

9.30 – 10.30am  

 

 

Church

Sunday 9th February 2019 Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Creation & Sustainability

 

9.30 – 10.30am

 

Saturday 14th March 2019 Baptism & Belonging 5 – 6.30pm Parish Room

 

Saturday 4th April 2019

 

Confessions 10.30am Church
Sunday 5th April 2019

Palm Sunday

 

Family Mass

Y6 Read The Passion

9.30 – 10.30am  

 

Church

Sunday 3rd May 2019

 

Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Our Committment

9.30am
Sunday 17th May 2019 Sacrament of Confirmation 11.15am

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the first session is interestingly called ‘Silence & Chips’.  This will take the form of a period of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and then a fish and chip supper to celebrate the start of the program.

Please return the reply slip attached to the letter sent out via email acknowledging receipt of this information and indicating your menu preference for those parents and Y6 children having a fish and chip supper. Please return it to school by Wednesday 18th September 2019.

Thank you.

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