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The Sacrament of Confirmation

                                        My Confirmation Day 2015 by Nadine
My Confirmation day took place on the 12th May 2015. Being Christian we receive the sacrament of Confirmation in fifth or sixth class. Confirmation is the sacrament in which you receive the Holy Spirit in the form of fruits and gifts.

In the weeks leading up to our Confirmation, we went down to the church almost every day. We learned so much about the Holy Spirit within the space of a few weeks. We were taught to do our best to follow the Commandments, that they were our guide to leading a good Christian life. We also learned about the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Although at times it seemed that the day itself would never arrive, we continued on with practises and did our best. The proximity of the ceremony was gradually getting closer every day.

At about nine o’clock on the morning of the 12th May 2015, my little sister Louise came in and woke me up. I slowly pulled myself out from under the covers feeling excited, yet nervous and tired all at the same time. When I walked through the kitchen door, everyone looked happy but also stressed. My dad told me we were leaving the house at half nine and that I had about half an hour to get ready. I quickly ate some cereal, brushed my teeth and got dressed into my uniform. My mom handed me a bow and I placed it in my hair and we all piled into the car.

When I arrived at the church, there were cameras everywhere but I passed most of them without being caught on video. I went into the church and started to talk to all of my friends. Some of the girls got up really early to get their hair done. We took our seats at about ten to ten. Emma and I began to worry as our sponsors hadn’t arrived yet. Thankfully they arrived at five to ten on the dot. The audience all stood and the choir began to sing the first song. Everyone had a job whether it was singing, reading or bringing a gift to the altar, no one was left out. My job was to say an Irish prayer of the faithful. I was nervous but it was okay if I made a mistake because no one would really notice! I processed out with Lisa. It was a lovely ceremony.

After the mass, we all went to Ze- We- Ton with my godparents and grandparents. I thoroughly enjoyed it because it is not that often that my family gathers together. We all went home at about three o’clock because my mom had a meeting. Thankfully she returned at about four and then my parents, my sisters and I all went over to the Woodlands for drinks. I was happy that that it was just the five of us because it had been a long time since we had gone out as a family. We had a lovely time. After, we went home and relaxed. It was a very enjoyable day.

So, that was my Confirmation Day. It was one of the best days of my life and I know I will remember it for ever.

By Nadine in 6th