9th May, 2018

First Sacraments

Confirmation Weekend

During term time, Ampleforth provides a home from home to boarders, with all of the comforts and care you would expect. But it also becomes their parish while they are here and we give our students the opportunity to prepare for and receive the sacraments.

On a beautiful weekend in April, 60 students were confirmed at the Abbey church. They had been preparing for the occasion for many months, with much of the work being done with our student catechists. As any parent will tell you, teenagers much prefer to listen to their peers than to adults and our confirmation candidates are no exception! They build a strong bond with their catechist and as a result their experience of confirmation is profound with both the confermandi and the catechists deepening their faith.

The confirmations were carried out by Fr Gabriel Everitt who reminded the candidates that the confirming was not being done by him but by ‘God the Holy Spirit, who is the love of God’.

The confirmation weekend was immediately followed up by another special occasion in the chapel at Gilling Castle. Three children at St Martin’s Ampleforth received their First Holy Communion during Sunday Mass. They had been prepared for the day by Fr John Fairhurst who asked the children plenty of tricky questions during the Mass to make sure they were well and truly ready!

What made the occasion even more special was that not only were brother and sister, Soraya and Sebastian making their First Holy Communion but that also their younger brother and sister, Ariana and Caspian were baptised on the same day. It was a truly memorable occasion for the whole family and symbolised how Ampleforth has such a profound impact on the spiritual lives of our students and their families.

Please keep all of our students and their families who received the sacraments in your prayers as they embark on new chapters of their life with God.

 

Confirmandi 21st & 22nd April 2018

First Communion 29th April 2018

Baptism 29th April 2018

Luke Allisstone

Soraya Crosse

Ariana Crosse

Erin Anglim

Sebastian Crosse

Caspian Crosse

Eleanor Bett

Sebastien Finlan

 

Ludovico Beveridge

 

 

Nerina Bolza

 

 

Ida Bridgeman

 

 

Mia Corrie

 

 

Eliza Corrie

 

 

Pierre de Castellane

 

 

Iris Dugué

 

 

Wilfred Durée

 

 

George Eyston

 

 

Louis Faujour

 

 

Francis Fitzalan Howard

 

 

Francesca Foxcroft

 

 

Philipp Frank

 

 

Constantin Graf von Moy

 

 

Edmund Hannah             

 

 

Oliver Hannah

 

 

Quintus Harmer

 

 

Flo Harrison       

 

 

Cecilia Hatschek

 

 

Jared Higgins     

 

 

Gabriel Hinarejos Alamo

 

 

Nilva Hinarejos Alamo

 

 

Clem Hirst

 

 

Felipe Horcajo Rubi

 

 

Ferdinand Hubbard

 

 

Theodore Hubbard

 

 

 Ifunanya Ifeanyi

 

 

Bobby James

 

 

William Johnson-Ferguson          

 

 

Charlotte Kirwan

 

 

Kit Langdale

 

 

Clemens Lensing-Wolff

 

 

Iacopo Lo Bue di Lemos

 

 

Frankie McGovern         

 

 

 Alex McKenna 

 

 

Gregor Metternich-Sandor

 

 

Joe Mitchell

 

 

Jorge Montero Núñez

 

 

Giles Murphy

 

 

Ezra Muyanja-Kyeyune

 

 

Eloise Myers

 

 

Guillaume Nikitits

 

 

Claudia Owles

 

 

Eduard Pallavicini

 

 

Katie Pickstone

 

 

Phoebe Richardson

 

 

Izzy Rogerson

 

 

Nils Rousselet

 

 

Fitzroy Schofield

 

 

Julius Schütt

 

 

Tom Swainston

 

 

Flora Swinburne

 

 

Ingrid Sykes

 

 

Alex Tubbs

 

 

Edward Vigne