On Wednesday 16th November, 19 of our Year 6 pupils, 2 former pupils now in Year 7 and some members of the parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Osburg’s Church. It was wonderful to welcome Canon Paul Fitzpatrick to administer the sacrament on this special occasion. He also took the time to visit the children earlier that afternoon to discuss all their Saints and what the sacrament meant to them which was very kind of him. This followed on from their fabulous 'Speed Sainting' event earlier that week. On the evening, the children looked extremely smart and were so excited to be taking this next important step in their journey of faith. I was very impressed with their reverence and active participation as they led us through the Mass and received the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The church was beautifully adorned with Holy Spirit inspired art work and displays. Special thanks to Mrs McDevitt and Mr Jordan for all their hard work in preparing the children and the church. Special thanks to Father Pontius, Father Sunday, Mrs Green (Chair of Governors) and all the other staff for their help and support in what was a beautiful evening.