Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation
Just as bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that the soul also needs to grow in the life of grace. The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic community
Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself.
During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. As Catholics, we believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms us during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives us the same gifts. Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
Being confirmed in the Church means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. Adulthood, even young adulthood, means that you must do what’s right on your own, not for the recognition or reward but merely because it’s the right thing to do.
Confirmation dates 2019
DATES FOR CONFIRMATION CLASSES 2018/2019
* Tues 25th September – 7.30 pm – Talk for parents
* Sun 7th October 2018 – Enrolment Mass
* Sun 11th November 2018
* Sun 9th December 2018
* (2nd Sun of Advent)
* Sun 20th January 2019
***** (all masses 12.30pm)
* January / February 2019 – Retreat
Thursday 31st January – Boys
Friday 1st February – Girls
* Tues 12th February – CEREMONY OF LIGHT (BOYS)
* Tues 26th February – CEREMONY OF LIGHT (GIRLS)
* Fri 1st March 2019 – CONFIRMATION (BOYS)
* Fri 8th March 2019 – CONFIRMATION (GIRLS)
* Sun 9th June 2019 – Post Confirmation Mass