How do I get confirmed? How does my son or daughter get confirmed?
Confirmation is a precious gift of grace won for us by Jesus Christ through his death on the cross. So if you wish your child to be Confirmed, you need to ensure that they receive this gift in the right way. Your family needs 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 help your child to prepare seriously and actively to receive the sacrament.
Families are invited to enroll young people in Year 8 or above and are invited to join the Confirmation Programme each year.
If you miss all of the notices that are given in Church over a two month period, it is an indication that you need to 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.
It is not possible to enroll candidates for the programme after it has started.
Adults who have not been Confirmed should contact the Parish Priest and arrangements will be made for them to receive the sacrament and the necessary preparation which proceeds it.