Celebrated on 20th February 2024.

Next course will begin in October 2024.

The Sacrament of Confirmation. Who is eligible?

A young person who has been baptised and celebrated First Holy Communion.

At least 12 years of age and Year 8 or above in Secondary School.

This is an online programme developed during the pandemic.

It consists of a series of video presentations with accompanying homework sheets involving both parent and young person.

Both parties must participate together to complete each task.

As a Catholic Parent you will need to commit to.

You are the first educator of your child in the ways of faith.

You may feel you lack the necessary knowledge of the faith, but God will provide all you need.

Through your daily prayer for your child and the example of Sunday Mass attendance, you will provide your child with a good role model of a faithful Christian.

By your example, your child will recognise a sincere desire by an adult to grow closer to God.

Through your own faith story, you have much to share with your child.As you sense your child growing more independent from you as they enter the teenage years you should value this opportunity to engage with a young adult and a developing mind.

You have learned or failed to learn from the pitfalls in your life. Now, is a good time to share.

At Home.

Watch the video with as many of the family who are willing to watch.

Identify the themes and apply to your own life.

Identify the areas where you feel lacking in confidence to share with your child.

Together with your child complete the homework by the deadline date.

At church.

Each Sat/ Sun Mass, the young person will provide a prayer intention or a note of thanks to God for something that has happened or will happen.

It is expected that the young person will be accompanied to church by the parents each weekend.

An attendance list will indicate the priority given to participating in the course centred around our attendance at Mass.

Saturday Gatherings.

Two such gatherings are envisaged for the course but may be increased if the participants are seeking more support or a sense of sharing.

The date for the Sacrament of Confirmation is now changed to Tuesday 20th February at the request of Bishop Philip Moger.

Sacrament of Confirmation 2023 / 2024.