Taihape Parish welcomed Monsignor Brian Walsh to St Mary’s Church for the Confirmation of a number of young people. Preparations had started early last year, but due to Covid the Confirmation process was completed in early December. There were siblings and cousins involved, and many of the young people having had affiliations to the local St Joseph’s primary school. Some of these children were heading out of the area to boarding school, while one was already at boarding school and had to work lessons around leave weekends. It was a great turnout with family bubbles socially distanced from each other. The sun shone on Confirmation Day, allowing for some outdoor time to celebrate.