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Revised Schedule for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation 2021

We are delighted to publish this updated 2021 Confirmation Schedule and look forward to celebrating this important sacrament with those who have enrolled to do so. Covid-19 has brought with it significant changes to the scheduling of the sacrament of confirmation and to the manner in which it is celebrated. These include:

  • From early September 2021 those to be confirmed will be asked to take part in three on-line preparation sessions (full details will follow nearer the time)
  • Due to the need for social distancing more confirmation ceremonies are necessary and numbers attending each ceremony will need to be limited
  • Adequate time is needed between ceremonies for churches to be sanitised
  • Participation in the ceremony will be modified to adhere to health and safety regulations
  • Photography before and afterwards is limited to members of a household only

Please be advised that while we will do our utmost to adhere to this schedule, however changing health advice means that it may be necessary to make changes to this schedule at short notice.

We would like to assure those to be confirmed, their families and sponsors that the whole Diocese is praying for them all as they prepare for this important time in their lives.


Parish of Kiltullagh, Killimordaly & Clooncagh  

Thursday 23rd September

10.30                     Kiltullagh N.S.                                           Kiltullagh Church

12.30                     Kiltullagh N.S.                                           Kiltullagh Church

Friday 24th September

10.30                     Esker N.S.                                                  Kiltullagh Church

12.30                     Brackloon & Attymon N.S.                     Kiltullagh Church

Parish of Ballymacward & Gurteen

Saturday 25th September

10.30                     Ballymacward & Gurteen N.S.               Ballymacward Church

Parish of Tynagh and Kileen

Friday 1st October

11.00                     Tynagh & Killeen N.S. (6th Class)        Tynagh Church

15.00                     Tynagh & Killeen N.S. (1st Years)         Tynagh Church

Parish of Aughrim and KIlconnell

Saturday 2nd October

11.00                     Aughrim N.S.                                             Aughrim Church

14.00                     Kilconnell N.S.                                          Kilconnell Church

Parish of New Inn and Bullaun

Thursday 7th October

10.30                     New Inn N.S.                                               New Inn Church

12.30                     New Inn N.S.                                               New Inn Church

Friday 8th October

10.30                     Bullaun N.S.                                                 New Inn Church

12.30                     Bullaun N.S.                                                 New Inn Church

Parish of Duniry -Abbey

Saturday 9th October

10.30                     Duniry N.S.                                                   Duniry Church

12.30                     Abbey N.S.                                                    Abbey Church

Parish of Lusmagh

Thursday 14th October

11.00                     Lusmagh N.S.                                               Lusmagh Church

Parish of Fahy and Quansboro

Thursday 14th October

15.00                     Raheen N.S.                                                  Quansboro Church

Parish of Ballinakill and

Friday 15th October

11.00                     Ballinakill & Moyglass N.S.                        Ballinakill Church

15.00                     Drim N.S.                                                       Ballinakill Church

Cathedral Parish, Loughrea

Saturday 16th October

11.00                     St Brendan’s N.S.                                          Cathedral Loughrea

15.00                     St Ita’s N.S.                                                    Cathedral Loughrea

Parish of Mullagh

Thursday 21st October

11.00                     Mullagh N.S.                                                  Mullagh Church

Cathedral Parish Loughrea

Thursday 21st October

17.00                     Gael Scoil Baile Locha Riach                     Cathedral Loughrea

Parish of Ballinasloe and Creagh

Friday 22nd October

10.30                     Creagh N.S.                                                   St Michael’s Church

12.30                     Creagh N.S.                                                   St Michael’s Church

15.00                     Croí Naofa & Newtown N.S.                       St Michael’s Church

17.00                     Croí Naofa & Newtown N.S.                       St Michael’s Church

Parish of Clontuskert

Saturday 23rd October

12.00                     Clontuskert N.S.                                           Clontuskert Church