This is the Sacrament to complete the Initiation Sacrament as most confirmation candidates receive this Sacrament at the age of reason. At this stage in their faith journey they are initiated into the community as disciples of Jesus who asks us all as disciple to go forth and spread the Good News and just like at Baptism they are marked with the sign of faith here they are anointed with the Chrism Oil which the priest anoints them and says “ Be sealed with the Holy Spirit”
The first confirmation of the Church is recalled at the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirt descended upon the Twelve.
Acts 2 2 – 4
“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them”
It is an important and momentous occasion for all present.
The confirmation programme takes place every two years and is available to anyone who is in Year 8 or in secondary school. Any young person who wishes to receive this sacrament must have already received the sacrament of baptism and holy communion. Confirmation candidates also usually meet with Fr. Pat so that he can determine whether they are ready to receive this sacrament. For more information, contact the parish office on 0118 931 4469 or Clare DeMeyer on 07960 874567 or firstname.lastname@example.org