Who Can Be Confirmed?
You can join the Confirmation programme if you are between 13 and 17 years (at the time of the programme start), and have been baptised.
When is programme?
The Confirmation programme runs from November to June.
How do I sign up?
Once applications are open, you can sign up online, download from the Parish website, or complete printed forms (which will be made available in the Church). Please submit your application to the Parish Office (not the school) before 27th October 2023.
What happens next?
A Prayer Service and Introduction will take place on the 2nd Saturday of November at 4pm. Parents will need to attend this Introductory Session.
It is a ‘3-step-programme’
Step 1: 9 weekends between mid-September to mid-January. The candidate is required to attend at least 6 weekend Masses with family members. This step is called: ‘Come And See’. (John 1: 39-41). An invitation from Jesus.
Step 2: ‘Sat at the feet of Jesus’. (Luke 10:38-42). 10 input/teaching classes between January and April. This will be done on alternative Saturdays at 4.30pm. Each input will comprise of 80-90 minutes. Candidates are expected to attend Mass every weekend during this period, ideally, during this step 2, the 6.15pm Saturday evening Mass at St. Edmund Campion or 6.30pm at St. Joseph’s.
Step 3: ‘Jesus sent them out’. (Luke 10:1). During May, the candidates will do a missionary assignment in the Church and Community.
Through the programme we think about, discuss and pray about topics such as:
- The Creed – what do we believe in
- The person of Jesus
- The teachings of the Catholic Church
- The sacraments
- Prayer – how do we develop our relationship with God through prayer
- Actions – how can we live out our Christian beliefs in our lives
- Making choices – how do we make moral decisions
- What is God’s plan for me.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred in June 2024