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Confirmation

All those who have been baptised in the Catholic Church are encouraged to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation, since it completes the unification process in Baptism and of which the apex is the celebration of the Eucharist.


According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 'Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a livelier familiarity with the Holy Spirit - his actions, his gifts, and his biddings - in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. Although the grace received at Confirmation is not bound by physical maturity, it is customary in our diocese that a person be at least fourteen years of age (school year 10) to prepare for this sacrament.


Our Youth Ministry team runs an annual programme for young people typically in school year 10 but older candidates up to the age of 18 are welcome to join.


Adults (18+) who are baptized Catholics but not confirmed are welcome to prepare for the sacrament in consultation with a member of the pastoral team.