The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments
of initiation because, historically, it was administered immediately after the Sacrament of Baptism. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday.
Thorough this Sacrament, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are given the strength to witness to God’s love in both word and deed. The Sacrament can only be administered once and leaves a permanent or indelible mark on a person’s soul – marking them out forever as a Christian.
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we become full members of the Catholic Church and are called to be witnesses for our faith to all those whom we encounter.
At Our Lady's and Sacred Heart Churches. young people often celebrate their Confirmation from Years 7 (11 – 12 years old) or above having undertaken a sacramental preparation programme.
Registration for the programme is usually in November with the sessions beginning in January.
Click here for details of both parish's Confirmation Programme 2020.
If you require details for young people who will be preparing for Confirmation, please contact the Parish Office on 01604 402301.