Religion News – 10th October 2018

Religion News – 10th October 2018

RELIGION NEWS: 10th October 2018

Enrolments for Confirmation begins this weekend’s Masses at St Francis Xavier Church Mansfield;

  • October 13th or
  • October 14th

Other Confirmation dates are as follows:

  • Call to Confirmation Massess
    • 20th or 21st October Weekend Masses
  • Confirmation PrayernNight – Evening for Parents and Candidates
    • Thursday 25th October 7:00pm
  • Blessing before Confirmation
    • 27th or 28th October Week-end Masses
  • Confirmation Day
    • Thursday 8th November, 6:30pm


Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the sacrament through which the Holy Spirit comes to us in a special way to join us more closely to Jesus and His Church and to seal and strengthen us as Christ’s witnesses. We are accepted as fully initiated members of the Church and are expected to take up the challenge of becoming mature Disciples of Christ. We view Confirmation as a sealing of our baptism. It is an opportunity for us to say ‘yes’ to the vows taken for us by our godparents in the sacrament of Baptism.

What does the word confirmation mean? Confirmation means ‘making strong’ or ‘strengthening’. The work begun by our baptism is strengthened r completed by Confirmation.

Receiving the Holy Spirit and His seven gifts give us the strength to stand up for and defend our faith.

If any parents/carers have any questions regarding Confirmation please call us at the school and speak to Mary Dunstan at any time or email her at

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