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Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments, namely Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony & Holy Orders.

Confirmation is one of three sacraments of initiation, namely Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  A person who has received all three of these sacraments is considered a fully initiated Catholic.

The priest or bishop lays their hands upon the person receiving Confirmation, the priest or bishop says, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”, the person says, “Amen”, and then they are anointed with holy oil (just like King David).


A fully initiated Catholic can be:

– At mass
– To the sick
– And many other ministries.

For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 1285.


Sacrament of Confirmation

Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions

Parents need to attend this session in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.  You may choose either:

Wednesday 7th October from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR

Saturday 10th October from 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Parents need to bring their child along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th October to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

A Confirmation Retreat Preparation Day will be held at John Paul College all students participating and this date is tentatively Tuesday 20th October – to be confirmed.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Sunday 25th October at 1.30pm, with a rehearsal on the Saturday 24th October at 4.00pm.

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