If your child is in year 8 or 9 and has yet to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are looking to run a new confirmation programme from
Eastertide 2019 to Eastertide 2020. Please complete the form below
to register your child's interest so we can ascertain viability. Thank you.
Please complete the form below after carefully reading
the requirements for the celebration of the Sacrament.
Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the
Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
The effects of Confirmation are as follows:
An increased portion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety,
and the fear of the Lord.
A deepening and strengthening of the grace received at Baptism, which is considered the presence of God in the soul
A more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
A closer bond with the Catholic Church
The ability to take a greater, more mature role in the Church's mission of living the Christian faith daily and witnessing to Christ everywhere
A special mark, or character, on the soul
that can never be erased
Each person's ability to embrace these effects depends on his or her openness to the sacrament and willingness to accept it as God's personal gift.
Who Can Receive Confirmation?
In the Roman Catholic Church, Confirmation is usually administered to young people in years
8 or 9, who are ready to take on a more adult role in the Church. These candidates for Confirmation, or confirmands, as they are called, were usually baptized as infants and must now accept the Catholic faith as their own and make a commitment to live it out with God's help.
Most confirmands participate in one or two years of preparation classes before receiving the sacrament. As part of that preparation, each confirmand chooses a 'Confirmation name' (usually that of a favorite saint), which indicates that he or she is ready to assume a new position
in the community.
Adults joining the Catholic Church also receive the sacrament of Confirmation after baptism and a period of instruction. They, too, must freely accept the Catholic faith and commit to
practicing it at all times.
Any baptized person, even an infant,
may receive Confirmation, and the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit that it provides,
if he or she is in danger of death.
CONFIRMATION St Margaret Mary 2019-20