The Sacrament of Confirmation

“Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit” Acts 8:17

“The gift of the Spirit is communicated through the laying on of hands and anointing with sacred chrism. Saint Paul sheds lights on the meaning of these sacramental signs when he says that “God… has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts” (2 Cor 1:21-22). Sealed with the Holy Spirit, we are configured more closely to Christ and strengthened to bear witness to him in our world.”

Pope Francis, General Audience, May 2018 

Questions about Confirmation:

The Holy Spirit is God’s great gift to us. It is Christ who fills us with his Spirit and makes us sharers of his own life and mission, in accordance to God’s saving plan. Christian witness is doing what the Spirit asks of us

 We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

Each year we have the great joy of celebrating the commitment of our young people as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Our Confirmation preparation is for young men and women who are presently in year 11. It allows them to reflect on their own relationship with God and to explore with other young people some of the questions they may have about their faith.

The preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation 2022-23 has now begun.

Information about next year’s preparation will be available in 2023.