Confirmation (‘strengthening’) completes the initiation (entry) of Baptism, with prayer for the gift of the Holy Spirit who is poured out upon us, to fortify our Faith and deepen our Christian commitment. The Gift and grace of the Spirit dwelling within us moves us from being simply Disciples, followers, of Christ, to being also Apostles of Christ, proclaiming his Good News and making it happen by sharing in his work. In this way Confirmation is a sacrament of ongoing conversion, and a sacrament of mature and adult faith.
In January of each year an invitation is extended to the young people of the Parish who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Candidates should be in Year 8 (age 12-13) or above and be willing to follow a programme of preparation. Confirmation is usually celebrated in May. The confirmation Programme normally starts at the end of January.