These are also held on Sunday mornings after the 10.30am Mass. Parents are involved in the preparation and are encouraged to attend at least one morning session per term with the candidates. The Programme includes a day of reflection which, for the last two years, has been led by the “Ten Ten Theatre” company.
During Lent the candidates take part in a sponsored 24 hour fast beginning at 9.30am on Saturday. During the afternoon they attend a workshop on development issues and the work of CAFOD.
Their families are encouraged to support their children in this challenge by taking part in the fast themselves and everyone breaks the fast together on Sunday morning.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the summer – usually in June or early July.