On Sunday, 19th September 2021 another confirmation service was held in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. In a series of confirmation services this month, the one held at St Colman’s Cathedral, Cloyne was for the candidates from Cloyne Union and Youghal Union.
The Dean of Cloyne, the Very Rev. Susan Green, said:
We were delighted to finally be able to have a Confirmation Service for the young people who had been preparing since winter 2019. The day was bright and sunny, and though the service was somewhat shortened it was a powerful and meaningful one. It was all the sweeter after having waited so long for it.
Canon Andrew Orr, Rector of Youghal Union and Chaplain to Midleton College, said:
The candidates have waited a long time for this day. It was wonderful to see them finally able to celebrate this important milestone on their faith journey, and to receive the laying on of hands from the bishop. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make the day possible.