Sacrament of Confirmation in Parishes 2023

Bishop Fintan has recently issued the dates for the celebration of the Sacrament Confirmation in parishes for 2023. He mentioned that there have been a good number of positive responses to the way in which the Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated in parishes during the pandemic and that he hopes these can incorporated into parish celebrations next year.

In preparation, Bishop Fintan has convened a group to provide updated resources to parishes and schools for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation to include scripture readings, suggestions for hymns and music, the order of the Mass and prayer responses, the Rite of Confirmation and a checklist for the celebration of the Sacrament. These resources are available here

Resources for Preparing the Confirmation Ceremony

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Here is the Confirmation Schedule for 2023 throughout the Diocese

February 2023

Tue 21 - 10:30am Timoleague
Thu 23 - 10:30am St. Paul’s School, Cope Foundation
Innishannon/Knockavilla: Schools to be decided in collaboration with parish
Fri 24 - 10:30am Clontead
Blackrock Road: Ballintemple NS
Mon 27 - 10:30am Monkstown
Douglas: Gaelscoil na Duglaise
Tue 28 - 10:30am Ballincollig: Scoil Eoin
Mahon: Scoil na Croise Naofa


March 2023

Wed 1 - 10:30am Ballineaspaig
Innishannon/Knockavilla: Schools to be decided in collaboration with parish
Thu 2 - 10:30am Upper Mayfield
Watergrasshill/Glenville (Glenville Church)
Fri 3 - 10:30am Ballincollig: Scoil Barra & Our Lady of Good Counsel School
Fri 3 - 10:30am and 2:00pm Courceys
Thu 9 - 10:30am Passage West: Star of the Sea NS
Ballinlough: Scoil Bhríde, Eglantine
Sunday’s Well: Strawberry Hill NS
Church: St. Mary’s on the Hill Church, Knocknaheeny
Fri 10 - 10:30am St. Gabriel’s School
Carraig na bhFear
Mon 13 - 10:30am Rosscarbery
Ballinlough: St. Anthony's BNS
Tue 14 - 10:00am and 1:00pm Carrigaline: Holy Well NS
Tue 14 - 10:30am Ballinhassig: Ballygarvan NS
St. Patrick's, Lower Road
Wed 15 - 10:30am Ballyphehane
Ballincollig: Gaelscoil Ui Riordain
Thu 21 - 10:30am Glanmire: Upper Glanmire NS
Ballinhassig: Goggin’s Hill NS
Wed 22 - 10:30am Togher
Glanmire: Riverstown NS
Thu 23 - 10:30am Kinsale
Blackpool/The Glen: Scoil Oilibheir
Fri 24 - 10:30am St. Joseph’s, Mayfield: St. Patrick’s BNS & St. Patrick’s GNS
Gaelscoil Mhachan
Gaelscoil An Teaghlaigh Naofa
Mon 27 - 10:30am Curraheen Road
Cathedral: Blarney St. CBS & North Pres. Primary Sch.
Douglas: St. Columba’s GNS with facility for Deaf Children
Tue 28 - 10:30am Blackrock
Douglas: St. Columba’s BNS
Church: St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown Road
Wed 29 - 10:30am Glanmire: New Inn NS
South Parish: St. Maries of the Isle NS
Tracton Abbey
Thu 30 - 10:30am Gaelscoil Charraig Ui Leighin
Clonakilty: St. Joseph’s GNS. & Darrara NS
Scoil Aislinn
Fri 31 - 10:30am Gaelscoil Dhroihead na Banndan


April 2023

Wed 19 - 10:30am Ballincollig: Scoil Mhuire
Ballinlough: Our Lady of Lourdes NS
Thu 20 - 10:30am Gaelscoil Ghort Álainn, Mayfield
Glounthaune: Glounthaune NS & Little Island NS
The Lough
Fri 21 - 10:30am Crosshaven
Sacred Heart: St. Joseph’s NS, The Mardyke
Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile
Sat 22 - 10:30am Carrigaline: CREID
Mon 24 - 10:30am Clonakilty: Scoil na mBuachaillí & Knockskeagh NS
Turner’s Cross
Cathedral: North Mon. PS & St. Vincent’s PS
Tue 25 - 10:30am Gaelscoil Ui Riada, Wilton
Gaelscoil Bheanntraí
Ovens/Farran: Farran NS
Thu 27 Scoil na nÓg


May 2023

Thu 4 - 10:00am and 1:00pm Ovens/Farran: Ovens NS
Thu 4 - 10:30am Ballinora NS
Fri 5 - 10:30am Douglas: Scoil Phádraig Naofa Rochestown
Glounthaune: Brooklodge NS & Knockraha NS
Mon 8 - 10:30am St. Killian’s Special School, Old Youghal Rd
Tue 9 - 10:30am Ardfield/Rathbarry
Blackpool - Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers
Wed 10 - 10:30am Scoil Triest, Brothers of Charity, Lota