Nine children were given the sacrament of confirmation at St Malachy’s Catholic Church in Nagambie on September 8 by Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson.
The candidates had received religious instruction for the special day in their lives by parish folk, parents and St Joseph's Primary School.
A full church of family and friends were in the congregation to see them receive confirmation and blessings from the Bishop, with Monsignor Frank Hickey assisting with the mass.
Staff from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School also attended the confirmation service and mass to show their support for the children and families.
St Malachy’s representative Sally Fyfield said the children all had wonderful family support.
“The church folk also celebrated Bishop Les’s last official visit to St Malachy’s, presenting him with some local wine and a card signed by parishioners,” she said.
“Teacher Liz Tang did a wonderful job preparing the children for the sacrament of confirmation and she was ably supported by the parishioners who run the sacramental program after school hours.
“I was most impressed by the family support which is vital for the children in understanding the sacraments. It is a real joy to watch the children discuss faith issues with their families.”
“It was a joyous and very musical occasion followed by morning tea in the Mary MacKillop Hall.”