The Year 6 learners continued their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation through their involvement in an Immersion Day on Thursday 19 May.
The day began with the learners attending Community Mass and celebratingthe Sacrament of Reconciliation. It was a reverent liturgy, which gave the learners the opportunity to reconcile themselves before being Confirmed.
We followed this with a recitation of the Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina translates as ‘divine reading’, and is a traditional practice of scripture reading, meditation and prayer. This gave the learners the opportunity to further their connection with God through the reading of Jesus’ promise to the disciples.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you."
Learners then created their own symbol to depict the Gift of the Holy Spirit they wished to develop within themselves.
We were privileged to have Bishop Martin Ashe visit with the learners on Thursday, where he took the opportunity to discuss with the children the importance of the Sacrament of Confirmation and what it meant for them in their journey to become full members of the Catholic Church.
Bishop Martin asked many thought provoking questions of the learners, including who they had chosen as their Confirmation Saint and why they had made these choices.
Overall, the learners were engaged in a reflective day which allowed them to deepen their understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation.