Sacrament of Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation is one of the initiation sacraments connected to both the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist (Holy Communion). The reception of Confirmation is required in order for initiation into the Catholic faith to be complete. Confirmation ratifies our Baptism, roots us more deeply in love, unites us closer to Christ, increases in us gifts of the Spirit and binds us more tightly to the Church. In Confirmation, we receive a special strength to live our faith more fully and witness to what we believe as disciples of Jesus Christ.

YOUTH CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to all Year 9 youth, and those who are older who have not yet been confirmed.

All Confirmation candidates must be enrolled in our parish and registered in Confirmation Youth Ministry. They are to be fully active and participating regularly in youth ministry the full year prior to Confirmation.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the spring of each year.  Confirmation candidates are encouraged to attend the Confirmation Retreat and complete all items outlined in the Confirmation Pathway created by the parish.  This will ensure that youth are ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and that youth, parents and sponsors are equipped to continue to live as disciples of Jesus Christ beyond this sacrament of initiation.

Format of the course

We will be running Confirmation classes in early 2021. While a date for receiving the sacrament has not been set, classes will begin Wednesday 10th February 2021, 5pm until 6pm via zoom or google meet.

The course will be 8 online classes running weekly until the 31st March. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place as part of the course and there is an expectation to attend Mass weekly as part of the programme. Presently it looks unlikely that we will be able to arrange a pilgrimage retreat. There will be an information evening in January for parents and carers and you will be able to register until 30th January.

Please email cmoore@jfk.herts.sch.uk to register for the parents evening, receive a registration form or to ask any further questions.

ADULT SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION (fast track)

We offer a special opportunity for members of our community who may have been baptised Catholic and not been confirmed or baptised in another faith tradition, have been regularly attending Mass, and who may be interested in becoming Catholic, or for Catholics who just want to know more about their faith.

If you are looking to enrol on our Adult Sacramental Preparation, this fast-track program is designed to introduce the doctrine of the Catholic Church, and answer any questions you may have regarding the Catholic faith.

If you are interested in participating in this program or have any questions about our RCIA process, please contact the Parish Office for further information.