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Confirmation 2007

Confirmation in Rathkenny


The Holy Spirit comes down at Pentecost

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 )


Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

5th Class and 6th Class
St Louis' N.S., Rathkenny
St Patrick's N.S., Stackallen


St Louis' N.S., Rathkenny
5th Class

Lee Connolly Ben Gore
Stephen Crosbie Jack Gore
Aoife Curtis Christopher Meade

6th Class

Eoghan Crinion Cathal Hickey
Niall Farrelly Ryan O'Neill
Joe Gore  


St Patrick's N.S., Stackallen
5th Class

Andrew Bellew

Riona Long

Adam Brennan

Gillian Markey

Adele Crilly

Rebecca McGuinness

Amy Dixon

David Meade

Jamie Dixon

Tom Mennis

Simon Dixon

Brendan Nulty

Patrick Doherty

Lorna Owens

Tadhg Doherty Corcoran

Abigale Poynton

Se?n Downes

Aidan Smyth

Laura Fox

Eoghan Stanley

Michael Griffin

Peig Toomes

Marie Halpenny

Joseph White

Kerstin Kealy

Jennifer Wogan

James Kelleghan

Robyn Wogan

6th Class

Grace Deane

Eimear Maguire

Claire Doherty

Caroline Martin

Bernadette Drew

Owen O'Connor

John Paul Gilroy

Aoife Ronan Duggan

Mark Goodwin

Jeff Ward

Daniel Kavanagh

Niamh White

Gillian Kavanagh

Rebecca Wogan

Caroline Lynch

















All is prepared . .





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