Due to Covid-19 restricitions, Dr. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Galway, John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, Michael Duignan, Bishop of Clonfert, and Paul Dempsey, Bishop of Achonry have issued a joint statement:

“As of now, we have decided to defer the Sacrament of Confirmation for the 2021 class until the autumn”.

“Should the circumstances change for the better, this decision can be revisited in each diocese. In the meantime, we encourage young people and their parents to continue with their preparation. “