Christ's charge to Peter

St Peter's, Hatfield

St Peter's Catholic Church,
Bishop's Rise, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. AL10 9HN

Confirmation


The sacrament

With Baptism and the Eucharist, the sacrament of Confirmation completes the process of our becoming full members of the Church. In the sacrament we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the grace Our Lord Jesus Christ won for us on the Cross, the help we need to live our lives as adult Christians.

 

At what age are people confirmed?

In the Diocese of Westminster people are normally confirmed when they have reached at least school Year 9. If you are significantly older than this, it might be better to join the group of adults preparing to be received into the Catholic Church through the RCIA programme.

 

What are the requirements?

 

The Programme

The Confirmation programme will be advertised in the parish newsletter, and you will be able to find out details, therefore, by coming to Mass. You must enrol on the programme before the first session and attend all the sessions. There will be about ten sessions of preparation and a day’s retreat. During the sessions we think in a mature and adult way about what we believe as Catholics and how the teachings of Jesus and His Church affect the daily lives we live. We also prepare for the sacrament by going to Confession.

 

The Ceremony

Normally the Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by the Bishop in the Easter season. We may join with the young people at Marychurch for the celebration of Confirmation.

 

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