The Confirmation course is designed to lead the young person toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit, in order to be more capable of assuming the responsibilities of Christian life. We try to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ – the universal Church as well as the parish community. The sessions begin in January. Application forms are made available in late November/December.
You can download an application form here: TBA
Time table for programme
The dates are here. TBC
All sessions except the Parents’ Evening Session take place in the Parish Hall from 6pm – 7:30pm unless otherwise stated. A light snack (to be brought by you) will be shared after 5pm Mass before the start of the session.
It needs to be understood that by enrolling on the programme you are agreeing to attend all the sessions and will need to say NO to other activities, sporting, hobbies etc if they should clash with a session. This will mean that you have done enough preparation to reach a mature and considered decision.
Any young person in Year 9 who does not feel ready for the programme need not join this year if they do not wish to. There is always an opportunity in the future.
For people who are over the age of 18 and who would like to be confirmed, the RCIA course is the appropriate support. Please contact Susanna Hawksley to join the RCIA group. The RCIA process is a continuous one, so there is no limit on when you join it.
For people above 13/14 but below 18 years of age, we believe the existing parish formation for the sacrament will usually be appropriate. Applications can be made in late November/early December to join this course of preparation. Again, please contact Susanna Hawksley.
Naturally there is a process of discernment as to what will suit an individual seeking adult confirmation, and we hope always to provide the most appropriate support possible.