On Saturday, 4th March, Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, hosted his annual ‘Confirmation Morning with the Bishop’ for all those who, starting with the Sundays in the Easter season, will be confirmed in the Diocese in 2017.
Once again the event was held in the Canon Packham Hall and Saint Luke’s National School Hall in Douglas, County Cork. The morning started off with games, followed by group activities, as well as a chance to meet the Bishop in small groups and to hear from him about the Confirmation day. A willing group of volunteers – clergy and lay people – took part and helped to organise the event.
There was also a hymn to learn which will be sung at all of the Confirmation Services in the Diocese: a link to the morning together and the new friends from other parishes. One young person remarked ‘I never knew that learning a new hymn could be this much fun!’ The day ended with a final round of the hymn, and prayers, before everyone enjoyed some snacks and drinks.