Message from Collinstown Fore Parish CO Westmeath
Celebration of the Sacraments
As yet no date has been given for the resumption of Public Worship.
Once Public Worship resumes the Diocesan Office will issue the dates for Confirmation. It looks like it will be similar to last year with a ceremony for each school with parents, sponsor and candidate the only ones allowed to attend. The parish has no say on the dates of Confirmation . If the particular date does not suit families, you have the option of going to a different parish for the ceremony and Fr Patrick will assist you in this. All this will be communicated to parents in a letter when dates are announced.
Baptismal ceremonies will resume a few weeks after Public Masses resume and will be announced here.
First Holy Communion dates will be given a few weeks after public Masses resume. A letter will be sent to the families.
Again it must be remembered at this early stage it depends on what government recommend as they might prefer that such celebrations wait until the Autumn.