Local children hoping to make Confirmation to take part in ‘virtual’ Ceremony of Light

Children from the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise are being invited to take part in a “virtual” Ceremony of Light this evening.

The ceremony online will be led by Bishop Francis Duffy at 7 o’ clock this evening in St Mel’s Cathedral.

It’s being held for all sixth class pupils who are preparing for the sacrament of confirmation.

The children and their parents are being invited to join in the celebration in their own homes by logging on to longfordparish.com or watching via Cablecom channel 84.

Parents are being advised to have the child’s Baptismal candle lit so that they can hand it over to their son or daughter during the ceremony.