After a three-year gap, we welcomed Bishop Paul back to St Clare's to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation with our young people.

As well as children from Year 6, there were some young people who had missed their opportunity to be confirmed in recent years due to the pandemic. There was therefore a special sense of joy at the Mass. Bishop Paul spoke about how the Holy Spirit is a unique gift. When we receive a gift, we usually consider what we will do with it. But when we receive the Holy Spirit, we ask what the Spirit can do with us. We are grateful to families, to our catechists and our schools for the work they all do in supporting the faith of our young people, and to the Bishop for being with us for this joyful celebration.