The Sacrament of Confirmation is the coming of the Holy Spirit into the life and heart of someone. As the name suggests it is a confirming of the faith. The form of this Sacrament is being anointed usually by the Bishop with Sacred Chrism after the laying on of hands. The words that he uses are these: ‘Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit’.
Bishop Declan confers this Sacrament every two years in this parish. If you would like your child to receive this sacrament then they must be in Year 9 or 14 years old and have been baptised. There is a mandatory course which is run in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please speak to Fr Bede who will be able to give more information.