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The sacrament of Confirmation was recently celebrated at St Alban’s, Denaby Main. Bishop Ralph, on his first pastoral visit to the parish, confirmed twenty-seven candidates from St Alban’s and English Martyrs parishes supported by Fr Desmond Edozie, Parish Priest, and Fr Pat O’Connor, based at English Martyrs Parish.

  The Mass was very well attended with families, community and sponsors supporting the candidates.  Young people and adults had been prepared for Confirmation by the InReality Team based at Denaby Convent.

Bishop Ralph, Fr Desmond and Fr Pat with the young people and adults after their Confirmation

  At the end of Mass Bishop Ralph was presented with a spiritual bouquet from the parish.

  Fr Desmond, Parish Priest, congratulated, “the twenty seven candidates who had been confirmed.  It was a very special and moving occasion.  Everyone who played a part should be very proud of what we have achieved.  It was a great example of team work.  Many thanks to everyone who has helped those confirmed on their journey of faith so far.  I wish our young people and adults many blessings as the Holy Spirit guides them in the years ahead.”

  Afterward there was a buffet in St Alban’s Catholic Club.  Entertainment was provided by McRoibin School of Irish Dance.