Reflection from an Ault who Recently recieved the Sacrament of Confirmation

Everybody would be happy to receive a beautiful gift from the loved one.

Well, today I am going to receive 7 gifts from the Holy Spirit.

Normally, one receives the Sacrament of the Confirmation when they are younger.

I did not…probably because I did not realize at that time the importance of such Sacrament.

I did not feel the need for that.

Today, I am a young adult woman and I look at the events of my life differently.

Many things have changed over the last years and I could always finds beside me the Holy Presence of Jesus.

Today I am thirsty for his words.

Today more than ever before I need his blessing through this Sacrament to be part of Him and to live with Him more intensely.

Today once again he is offering himself to me and I want to keep my promise of faith and love and now more that ever I am ready for this commitment.

I am glad to receive the Sacrament of the Confirmation in this Parish to which many lovely memories are linked.

I am glad I met Father Richard and Sister Noreen.

Sister Noreen has not only looked after the spiritual preparation to this event but she is a dear friend and almost a mother for me.

To her goes my deepest thanks for all what she has done for me over the last years.

My last thought goes to my family in Italy and in particular to my mom to whom I would like to express all my gratitude.

She would be happy to see me today among our Parish Community.

Thanks for your attention.  

Maria Suppa

Who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday May 26th 2013 in Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines

R. C. I. A.

RCIARite of Christian Initiation of Adults. R.C.I.A



Be My Witness


RCIA was approved by Pope Paul V1 in 1972 and has become the norm for all Countries.

RCIA is Parish Based consisting of a core group of parishioners (4-5) and new members seeking a relationship with God through Catholic Teaching and Worship.


RCIA is for:

  • People who want to learn more about Catholicism
  • People who desire to become members of the Catholic Church
  • People who want to continue their journey to full membership of the Catholic Church


  • RCIA takes place in an experience of a faith Community
  • RCIA celebrates with appropriate Liturgical Rites
  • RCIA is a sign of a Church fully alive.  



The group meets Monthly 7.30-8.30pm in the Parish House.


and also offers 2 hours one to one instruction per month with candidates

They also journey with candidates wishing to become full members of The Catholic Church


      If you would like to take part in the R.C. I. A. Program or would like to find out about it   

      contact the parish office for more details: 01 497 1531 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.