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 Confirmation at Rathkenny

 

  

On Thursday, 2nd March 2017, Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath and successor of the Apostles, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on the young people of St Louis, Rathkenny, and St Patrick's, Stackallen . . .

See Link to Confirmation photos below  

 

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 St Louis, Rathkenny

 
NameSurname
Peter Browne
David Curtis
Abbie Devin
Charle Farrell
Kieran Lanney
James McCabe
John Meehan
Conor Moore
Callum O'Carroll
Robyn Weldon

 

 

 

  altSt Patrick's, Stackallen  

5th Class
NameSurname
Luke Califf
Róisin Canning
Keith Carolan
Aoife Clarke
Noah Clarke
Alana Cogan
Aoife Conlon
Bláthnaid Farrelly
Daniel Gavagan
Ava Hanratty
Dearbhla Hunter
Corbin Jenkinson
Aaron Johnson
Luke Kealy
Cormac Kenny
Conor Kerr
Patrick Knowles
Tadhg Mallon
Eibhlin McKeever
Max McKenna
Richard Melady
Peter O'Donnell
Lilly O'Neill
Luke Rock
Noah Rock
Saoirse Taaffe
Ríoghan Timmons

 

6th Class
NameSurname
Leah Casey
Abigail Connell
Evan Halpenny
Coady Harding
Alice Harford
Noah Jenkinson
David Kavanagh
Mary Kealy
Sadhbh McMahon
Emily Meehan
David Mennis
Scott O'Halloron
Seán O'Hare
Jorja Price
Lauren Reid
Lucy Mae Reilly
Aoibhinn Rock
Rosie Searle
Adam Sherlock
Sally Smyth

 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

altAt the Last Supper Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, to the apostles. The Holy Spirit would strengthen them and be with them always.

After our Lord's ascension into heaven, His apostles and disciples gathered together in an upper room with Mary His Mother, and the holy women. Numbering about one hundred and twenty persons, they spent their time in prayer.


On the tenth day a sound like a mighty wind filled the whole house, and tongues of fire came down upon the head of each one of them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in many strange tongues.

Before the descent of the Holy Spirit, the apostles were afraid. After they had received the Holy Spirit, they were filled with courage and feared nothing. Peter, who had denied his Master three times, came forth with the other apostles, and stood before the crowd. "Men of Israel," he said "hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth whom you have crucified and put to death by the hands of wicked men, God has raised up. We are all witnesses. And now that He has been taken up into heaven and is at the right of God, He has poured forth His Holy Spirit, which you see and hear, even as He promised."


About three thousand persons were converted by this first sermon. They were baptised and united with the rest of the disciples. And they continued faithfully in the teaching of the apostles and in the Communion of the breaking of the bread and in prayer.


After the feast of Pentecost, the apostles went out into the world and preached Christ crucified. They performed many miracles and converted many people.


The Church, founded by Jesus Christ, will last to the end of time because He sent the Holy Spirit to strengthen, guide and keep it from error, and because He said,

"Behold, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world."

(fromThe New Catholic Picture Bible: Popular Stories from the Old and New Testament byRev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D. Divine Word Missionary )

 

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