Confirmation starts Thursday 9th February
The Confirmation Programme is a parish-based group involving 14-16 year olds (Year 10 of school and older).
The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic community.
During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. Catholics believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts.
Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder and awe. These gifts are graces given to the soul. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, kindness, joy, peace, patience, goodness, self- control, gentleness and faithfulness. All of these human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit.
The Application Form and Confirmation Schedule can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.
For the next week's readings see: