Confirmation Retreats

Confirmation Retreats

Bookings are now available for the Diocesan Confirmation Retreat Programme.  This new and exciting format of Confirmation Retreats will be held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Chapter Rooms of St Mary’s Cathedral at the heart of our Diocese.

ORC is the Diocese of Ossory, Retreat Program for Confirmation Classes. It’s new, it’s action packed, it’s interactive and it’s created by you!

Day’s Programme:
10am: Welcome – the day starts with our meet and greet: meeting the ORC team, a brief introduction to the Cathedral, call to see if the Bishop is at home and after that, the real fun begins.

10.20am: Fun & Games with the Saints: a series of fun games and short videos on the possibilities of our Confirmation names and the saints.

11.00am/11.30am/12noon: Treasure Hunt: Venture on a fun-filled and educational treasure hunt through the century old chapels, aisles and transepts of St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. Discover the wax encrusted relic of St Victoria. explore and learn about the newly restored mosaics and the many treasures our Cathedral holds.

11.00am/11.30am/12noon: Get involved with YouthTube: an interactive catechetical experience using movies & youtube clips. What has this got to do with God, Faith and Confirmation? More than you could ever imagine. Seeing is believing. believing is seeing.

11.00am/11.30am/12noon: The Church uncovered: ‘behind the scenes’ – Learn what goes on behind the scenes at Mass. Visit the sacristy. Explore the Church and discover in a fun way what happens for and at our liturgies…

12.30pm Lunch: soup & roll.

1.00pm Preparation for Mass in Corridors of Secret Chapel

1.15pm The Source and Summit of our Faith: a celebration of the eucharist, the ‘source and summit of our faith’.

1.45pm: Q & A: ask anything you have ever wanted to know about your Confirmation, about being a Catholic, about your Faith that you were afraid to ask. Take part in an anonymous question and answer session where all are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about their faith.

Oh, and did we mention the parachute, the prayer cards and the goodie bag. All will be revealed on the day… 

Further information contact

Fr Brian Griffin

Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: