Confirmation 2016

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On 5th May 2016 fifteen young people from our parish were confirmed by Bishop Michael. Their names are in the order of service.

The candidates had participated in a very thorough programme called ‘Transformed in Christ’ and attended twenty sessions at Newman School, supported by Sr Harriet, Fr John Millar, and two of our own parish catechists, Tina Battle and Marie Ferguson.

The Confirmation service was a beautiful and moving ceremony. The candidates were well supported by their sponsors and families. They spoke with confidence when asked to renew their Baptismal promises by the Bishop and all participated fully in the service.

The school choir along with the Music Group sang beautifully and they were well accompanied by the parish’s excellent organist Janice Jackson.

The Mass was presided over by Bishop Michael Campbell, and concelebrated with Father Jim, the Parish Priest, and Father Norman. The altar servers were a great credit to the Parish of St Bede’s. We had young and old, and they all played their parts reliably, admirably and with great respect.

After the service all adjourned to the newly refurbished parish centre to enjoy the excellent buffet provided by the parents. Bishop Michael circulated and met the assembly, plus many photographs taken with him.

Tea, coffee and pop were on hand for all, provided by the stalwart group of ladies who always turn up to ‘man’ the kitchen at these events.

The whole evening was a great parish event and grateful thanks are given to all who participated in the evening.

Father Jim Allen

Parish Priest

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