The following message has been forwarded by the Diocese regarding an Update on the Celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Confession and First Holy Communion 2021 (and 2020) in the Diocese of Clonfert .
''As previously communicated the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 will be celebrated at the end of September/ October 2021. The Diocesan Office will publish a full schedule of Confirmation ceremonies in July 2021. This week we will be sending enrolment forms to Schools for Confirmation Candidates 2021 with a request to return them to the Parish Priest of the Church where the ceremony is to take place. For 2020 candidates who have yet to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation, it is hoped that their Confirmation ceremony may be scheduled at parish level and celebrated by their local priest as soon as it is considered safe to do so. It is strongly advised that parishes defer the celebration of First Confession and First Holy Communion 2021 until Autumn 2021. For 2020 candidates who have yet to celebrate First Confession and First Holy Communion, it is hoped that this may be scheduled at parish level as soon as it is safe to do so. In early September an online revision course in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, First Confession and First Holy Communion will be made available. We are continuing to pray for all those who continue to wait patiently to celebrate these sacraments and their parents at this difficult time for everyone.''