In the New Testament writings in the Bible St. Paul discouraged people from looking for dates and time when the Lord would come in glory. Nowadays the more pressing question for many people is the date and time of Confirmation in this parish. The topic has been discussed nationally during the past ten days. Bishop Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, is our Diocesan Administrator until a new Bishop of Ossory has been selected. He wrote to all the parishes of the Diocese in the past few days and asked that government guidelines be adhered to. This means that the Sacrament of Confirmation won’t be conferred on 28th August as we planned. We will have to wait until we get the nod from the Bishop and are in compliance with the guidelines coming from the Government.
We must await dates and times of Confirmation, and indeed appreciate that in current circumstances the dates and times for First Communion are provisional also.
Meanwhile, we are provided with the wonderful opportunity for our young people, and families too, to prepare for the ‘big day’ as people return to Church services, visit the Church, and continue to create time for prayer at home.