Sacraments of Initiation

Confirmation celebrates that the Christian has experienced the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the fullness of Christian maturity.

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his glory” Rm 8:16-17

Role in our Lives

Confirmation is the conclusion of initiation into the mystery of Christ and the launch pad for living a mature Christian life.

In our Parish,
Religious instruction and preparation for the sacrament is organised through Parents’ Committees in the school within the Parish. Teachers are employed to teach the Alive-O programme. The Parish Pastoral worker provides the link between parents, teachers and the Parish.

The following schools in the parish have catholic religious instruction committees:

  • Rathgar Junior (Quaker) 62 Grosvenor Road; Tel: 4972411.
  • Rathgar National School (Methodist), Rathgar Avenue; Tel: 4907661.
  • Kildare Place School (Church of Ireland) Upper Rathmines Road; Tel: 4065466
  • St Peter’s, St. John of God, Lucena Clinic, Orwell Road; Tel: 492359
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • The Confirmation preparation programme is a collaborative effort between the school, the parish, and the home and as Fr. O’Sullivan has been appointed to both Rathgar and Rathmines Parishes, we invite you to participate in the Confirmation preparation masses in Rathmines Parish Church. We also encourage you to use the ‘Children’s Corner’ on the parish website ( which is filled with resources and videos for you and your children.
    The upcoming dates for the preparation masses are as follows, and we kindly ask that you please attend these masses with your child in order to best prepare them for the Sacrament of Confirmation:

    Sunday 6pm December 12th

    Sunday 6pm January 9th

    Sunday 6pm February 6th

    We look forward to journeying with you and your children towards the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Tel: 01-4972215

Email: [email protected]

Related Sources and Link

Confirmation in the Catechism of the Church


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