Information about Confirmation for:

About the Programme

The application process for the 2019 programme closed on 1st April. If you have submitted an application and have any queries,   Please contact Sybil Lee sybillee [at] rcdow [dot] org [dot] uk, Catechetical Coordinator.

The Bishop usually comes to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in May or June.

  • Young people in year 9 at secondary school and older are invited to apply for the Sacrament.
  • There is a choice of classes on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. There is also a limited group that meet on Saturday mornings from 11am-12.30pm (limited due to size of meeting room available).
  • If you are 18 years and over, you can apply for the adult confirmation programme which begins in September. Please inquire at reception for dates of the programme.

For any queries, please contact Sybil sybillee [at] rcdow [dot] org [dot] uk

Confirmation Catechists: if you would like to be trained as a Confirmation Catechist, please contact Sybil at the email address given above to meet and find out more.

Confirmation for Adults

The adult Confirmation group is advertised in the parish from Easter, but you are welcome to leave your details at reception at any time.

Once a year the parish runs a six-week preparation for adult Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, usually beginning in April.

This group is for practicing, adult Catholics who, for whatever reason, are not Confirmed. If you are a Catholic coming back to faith after a long time, then it may be more appropriate to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

Please contact any of the priests of the parish. They will be happy to meet with you.