Welcome from Fr Padraig Gleeson
Dear Parents and Guardians,
You presented your child for Baptism and your child was welcomed into the Church community and the life of grace. With First Holy Communion and Confession your child came to know Jesus in a new way. Confirmation will be another very important step in the journey of faith of your child. With this new moment of commitment, your child will be both enriched with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit and also challenged to be a witness of Christ by word and deed.
The Rite of Baptism emphasizes that parents are the first teachers of their child in the ways of faith. A child’s faith grows where there is an atmosphere of faith, expressed in prayer and good works. Joining the faith community for Sunday Mass is an important part of this preparation, and a foundation for continuing to live as a faithful follower of Jesus.
I invite you to talk to your child about Confirmation. When you have done so, I invite you to complete the form below, as a sign of your family’s willingness to participate in the programme of preparation. I thank you for the support and encouragement which you are giving as your child prepares for the celebration of the Sacrament.
The information given in this form is used by Our Lady of Victories Parish for the ordinary purposes of parish and Diocesan community, and is not shared with third parties.
After you have completed this enrolment, you will be added to the Confirmation WhatsApp group, and all other communication from the parish will come through this group.
We look forward to celebrating this important year with you and your family.
Fr Padraig Gleeson, Parish Priest