Confirmation is a precious gift of grace won for us by Jesus Christ through his death on the cross. So if you want to be Confirmed, you need to receive this gift in the right way. You need to be practising your Catholic faith. This means at the very least that you should be coming to Mass every Sunday. You also need to keep free all the dates in the Confirmation programme. Most important of all, you must prepare seriously and actively to receive the sacrament.
How to arrange your
Confirmation at St. Joseph’s
If you miss all of these notices, it is an indication that you should begin to practise the Catholic faith, together with your child, (including Sunday Mass each week) to ensure that your child is properly disposed to begin preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation, perhaps next year.
Application forms will be made available once details are known, and you will need to collect one in person after any Mass.
Candidates meet on a regular basis. Each session involves the use of modern resources, and aims to prepare the candidates for the Sacrament and give them an opportunity to explore their faith and the relevance of Jesus in their lives.
As with First Holy Communion, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place within the parish community with the full and active support of both the family and local schools. All candidates are also invited to attend a Day of Recollection which forms an essential part of the preparation.