****    Confirmation Registration will take place on, Friday 20th October 2017 from 7.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.; Saturday 21st October 2017 from 11.00 a.m. until 12 noon & Wednesday 25th October 2017 from 7.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. ****



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Confirmation Programme


Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation and completes what was begun in Baptism. In this parish, in order to take part in the Confirmation programme, a candidate must be the second year of secondary school or above. The course begins in September each year and continues until the visit of the Bishop who administers Confirmation. This is usually in April, May or June.

Classes take place on Wednesdays in the school term-time, from 4.45 pm until 6.00. Two 'Awaydays' are included, which build upon the work done in the weekly classes. During the course, we examine the fundamentals of the Christian religion. We discuss each topic with a view to helping the candidates come to a more mature understanding of their faith, both as a faith shared by the whole Church and a faith that is personal to them.

It is important that the candidates for Confirmation take part in the course out of their own personal choice, not simply because it is expected or because their parents want them to. Only if there is a definite personal commitment of this nature, is it possible for a candidate to enter fully into the work of preparation and so to maximise the prospects of Sacrament bearing fruit in his or her life.



Confirmation Registration Mornings/Evenings for 2017/2018:

Friday 20th October 2017 - 7.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.    or

Saturday 21st October 2017 - 11.00 a.m. until 12 noon.    or

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - 7.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.    or

Please come to the front door on Friary Road

Confirmation Registration Forms can be collected from the back of the church.

Please bring the Registration Form FULLY COMPLETED with the Candidates Baptism Certificate and First Holy Communion Certificate when you attend the registration morning or evening.

The Baptism Certificate and the First Holy Communion Certificate are neccessary for the Candidate's Admission to the Confirmation Programme.

All Candidates must attend with their Parents.


Important Dates for Candidates 2017/2018


Confirmation Enrolment:
Sunday 28th January 2018 at the 10.00 a.m. Mass.
All Candidates will need to enrol at this Mass.

Retreat Day:
To be announced.
All Candidates MUST attend in preparation for Confirmation.

Penitential Service:
Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
All Candidates & Sponsors need to attend in preparation for Confirmation.

Confirmation Rehearsals:
Friday 14th September 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
All Candidates & Sponsors MUST attend.

Confirmation Mass:
To be announced.
All Candidates & Sponsors MUST attend.

Thanksgiving Mass:
To be announced.
All Candidates, their Parents & their Sponsors will need to attend.
The presentation of certificates will take place at this Mass.



Parent's Meetings:
Friday 19th January 2018 at 7.30 pm.
Friday 20th April 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
Friday 22nd June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.



Confirmation Course Dates for 2017 to 2018.



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