Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation graces one with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.

Confirmation establishes young adults as fully-fledged members of the faith. This Sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During Baptism, parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church, on behalf of the child. At Confirmation, the young person or adult renews those same promises, this time speaking for themselves.

In the rite of Confirmation the young adult, or adult, is anointed on the forehead with the oil of chrism, together with the laying on of the Presider’s hands and the words, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Young people in our parish are usually confirmed at around 12 years of age (year 8) for further information on the Confirmation programme please contact us.

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