Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation of the Catholic Church, along with Baptism and the Eucharist. It bestows the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which strengthens the faithful to be a powerful witness to God’s love and might in word and deed.
“Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the ‘character,’ which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1304)
During confirmation, a priest or a bishop lays his hands on the candidate and anoints them with Chrism, a holy oil meant to symbolize the spreading of “the aroma of Christ” (2 Cor 2:15).
Confirmation programme is for 13-17 years old led by a team of experienced Catechists.
Registration for 2023 Confirmation begins in October. Parents are invited to register their children (who have not had their Confirmation) in the Parish office or by sending an email to the Parish office. Copies of Baptism and First Holy Communion certificates are required for those whose Baptism and First Holy Communion were done in another Parish.