The Holy Sacrament of
Confirmation

Thank you for visiting our website, For those preparing for First Communion please continue to engage with the parish programme and also the work that the teachers are doing in school and in the religion classes.

As with last year, the parish will provide the safest and most meaningful ceremonies for these important events in your children’s lives. They will be celebrated in a similar fashion in that there will be limited numbers in the Church which we expect to be the case right into the early part of next year. So don’t lose hope, these ceremonies will happen and we will keep you informed of any developments by email.

Our church teaches that: ‘By the sacrament of Confirmation the faithful are endowed with the special strength of the Holy Spirit in order to become true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread the faith by word and deed’.

Preparation for this sacrament is still largely confined within the schools. However, like Do This in Memory regarding the First Eucharist, there are moves to bring preparation out of the school setting and into the parish community. A parish based preparation programme for Confirmation candidates called You shall be my Witnesses is being introduced in our Parish. This programme explores what it means to belong to the Christian family, what we believe, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and how we can witness to the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Dates for this Confirmation preparation programme are set out below.

Date Mass Theme
27/10/2018 12:00pm Enrollment Ceremony
23/12/2018 12:00pm Combined Mass with the pre-Communion and pre-Confirmation children including the blessing of the Infant Jesus from the home cribs
13/01/2019 12:00pm Combined Mass with the pre-Communion and pre-Confirmation children, focussing on our Baptism
03/03/2019 6:30pm Promises regarding Drugs and Alcohol
06/04/2019 11:00am To Be Confirmed
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