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2013-14 programme

PERIOD OF INVITATION   (22 September 13 – 14 December 13

Parent’s only meeting                                                              Tuesday, 17th September 13, @ 7:30pm

Session 1 –  I am special                                                             Sunday, 22nd September 13, 3:30 – 5:30pm 

Session 2 – To think about God and His invitation          Sunday, 20th October 13, 4:00 – 5:30pm                            1) Parent’s session (in the Church)

Rite of Enrolment                                                                      Saturday, 16th November 13 at 6:15pm Mass                  (Presentation of the ‘Letters of Commitment’ at the Mass)          

Session 3 – The Mission begins                                                Sunday, 17th November 13, 4:00 – 5:30pm


PERIOD OF FORMATION (15 December 13 – 15 March 14) 

Session 4 – Alive in the Sacraments                                      Sunday, 15th December 13, 4:00 – 5:30pm                   2) Parent’s session (in the church)

Retreat meeting for parents & candidates             Monday, 6th January 14 at 7:30pm

Weekend retreat - group 1                                                    Friday, 17th – Sunday, 19th January 14                              

Weekend retreat - group 2                                                    Friday, 24th – Sunday, 26th January 14  

Session 5 – Losing the plot                                                         Sunday, 9th February 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm                        3) Parent’s session (in the church)

Cathedral Visit                                                                             Thursday, 2oth February 14, at 2:00pm


                                                     PERIOD OF REFLECTION   (18 March 14 – 25 May 14)

Mini-retreat led by CAFOD                                                    Sunday, 23rd March 14, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Session 6 – To build a better world                                         Sunday, 27th April 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm                          Rite of Election                                                                            at 6:00pm Mass     

Rehearsal for Confirmation Masses                                Mass 1 - Thursday, 24th April 14 at 6:45pm            (for candidates, sponsors & parents)                             Mass 1 - Thursday, 24th April 14 at 8:00pm

Confirmation Masses                                                             Mass 1 - 3rd May 2014 at 11:00am

                                                                                                         Mass 2 - 3rd May 2014 at 3:00pm


   Parish Service – this will take place over the whole programme


PERIOD OF MISSION (26 May 14 onwards)

Session 7 - Life after Confirmation                                            Sunday, 18th May 14, 5:00-5:45pm                  Followed by a Thanksgiving Mass                                          at 6:00pm and a celebration in the Centre                             

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