Most people are prepared for Confirmation as part of their Primary School education, with the parish operating the "Faith Friends Programme" in addition to the preparation carried out in the school. Confirmation is a very significant step in an individuals passage into and joining of our Christian community.
A new format in the application of this Sacrament is now in place to allow the children, parents, and guardians to participate more fully in preparing for Confirmation.
In preparation for the sacrament, each child will celebrate a Commitment Ceremony to help them become more aware of their commitment as Christian.
We ask that all parents and guardians encourage and support their children in their preparation activities, and in fulfilling the promises that they make.
On the day of Confirmation the bishop prays:
Send your Holy Spirit upon these young people to be your helpers and guides.
Give them the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding,
The Spirit of Right Judgement and Courage,
The Spirit of Knowledge and Reverence:
Fill them with the Spirit of Wonder and Awe in your presence.
These are the Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom - seeing things as Jesus sees them
Understanding – knowing how to love God and others
Right judgement – knowing what to do in difficult situations
Courage- carrying out what we know to be right despite opposition
Knowledge – knowing and loving God the Father and Jesus
Reverence - taking time and care to pray and worship.
Wonder and Awe – knowing the holiness of God and our own sinfulness.
Click this link for on line applications for Confirmation certificates
If you or a member of your family is ill and would like a visit from a Priest please contact
the Sacristy 8400547 or Parish Office 8407277