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Thursday, 25 July 2024
Confirmation 2011
in Rathkenny

On Wednesday 23rd March, Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on the young people of Stackallen School and Rathkenny School.
Confirmation Pics

St Louis National School, Rathkenny

5th and 6th Class

Name Surname
Roisin Byrne
Tara Devin
Lisa Gore
Daniel Halleran
Olwyn Halligan
Megan Lynch
Kate Markey
Rachel Moore
Dylan Reilly

St Patrick's National School,


5th and 6th Class

Name Surname
Conor Brennan
Graham Brennan
Seamus Coogan
Hannah Downes
Joseph Farrelly
AJ Flood
Francesca Garry
Odhran Griffin
Dylan Groome
Conor Hunter
Orla Jones
Aoife Lynch
Gemma Maguire
Jade Mallon
Ryan McElearney
Ralph McGuinness
Caoimhe McKenna
Cathal Mongey
Jack O'Connor
Caoimhe O'Hare
Daniel Poynton
Leah Price
Katherine Ryan
Helen Ward
Niall Weldon
Ellen White
Thomas Wogan


Name Surname
Amber Baxter
Mark Byrne
Aoibheann Carolan
Laura Crahan
Emily Deane
Anna Duddy
Anna Dunne
Mollie Feeley
Rachel Field
Seán Gavagan
Brian Griffin
Ian Grimes
Lenny Jenkinson
Clodagh Kealy
Hannah Kealy
Lauri Kealy
Shayn Lynch
Emily Mallon-McGuinness
Oisín Matthews
Oisín McCaul-Proudfoot
Robert McGoldrick
Niamh McKenna
Ronan McKenna
Anna Mennis
Robert Murphy
Alexander Nulty
Keith O'Halloran
Karl Rice
Aaron Rock
Bláthnaid Rock
Natasha Troy
Adam Weldon

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

At 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."

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