The Sacrament of Confirmation

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift from God – not by works, so no-one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:8-10

The 2021 children’s Confirmation programme will begin on Monday 18th January, and will be held online via Zoom to start with.

Please download the above registration form, fill it out, and return it to the Cathedral office via e-mail. Children must be in Y9 or above to be considered mature enough to engage with this programme.

About Confirmation

Through Confirmation, the weak become strong, committed Christians. The soul of a baptised Christian becomes imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once, marking the individual as a Christian, forever. The gift of the Holy Spirit is then the strength that comes from us above, through this Sacrament, to realise the full grace of our baptism. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can learn to be true witnesses for Jesus Christ, in our words and in our deeds – for the rest of our lives.  God is with us forever, for He loves us without end. [1302-1305,1317].

The Sacrament of Confirmation is normally administered by the Bishop, and we need to prepare very carefully in order to receive it. St Marie’s offers two separate parish programmes to do this: one for young people (teenagers), and one for adults. 

If you are an adult wishing to be received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church and/or Confirmed please take a look at our ‘Journey in Faith’ programme.