The Sacrament of the Confirmation

The Church Teaches:

The rite of Confirmation strengthens and confirms the grace which Catholics derive from Baptism. It is tradtionally delayed until late childhood, to a time when the recipients can better grasp the significance of the sacrament. The sacrament connects believers more firmly to Christ, and unites all who have received the sacrament as children of God.

Confirmation in Slane Parish

As with First Eucharist, children in the parish school, St. Patrick's National School here in Slane, follow a program of preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Unlike First Holy Communion, however, Confirmation usually occurs only every 2 years, when the Catholic children of both Sixth and Fifth Classes are confirmed in a ceremony celebrated in Slane Church by the Bishop.
Before they can receive the sacrament, all children need to have received both the sacrament of Baptism and the sacrament of the Eucharist