What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism. At Confirmation the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who has freely decided to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the laying on of hands and anointing with the Holy Oil of Sacred Chrism receives the strength to witness to God’s love both in word and in deed. The newly confirmed person is now a fully-fledged responsible member of the Church.
Confirmation is a precious gift of grace won for us by Jesus Christ through his death on the cross. So if you want to be confirmed, you need to receive this gift in the right way. You need to be practising your Catholic faith. This means at the very least that you should be coming to Mass every Sunday. You also need to keep free all the dates in the Confirmation programme. Most important of all, you must prepare seriously and actively to receive the sacrament.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place within the parish community with the full and active support of both the family and schools.
Adults who have not been Confirmed should contact Father Neil and arrangements will be made for them.
We use the ‘Empowered by the Spirit: The Gift of Confirmation’ materials, produced by the Diocese of Leeds, to prepare children for Confirmation.
These children from our parish were Confirmed by Bishop Marcus on Wednesday 22nd November 2023
at Christ the King Church.