Information about Confirmation for:

About the Programme

The 2018 Confirmation Programme begins from 8th October. No new applications can be accepted. The application process for the next programme will begin in April 2019. Please contact Sybil Lee sybillee [at] rcdow [dot] org [dot] uk, Catechetical Coordinator, if you have any queries.

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 (40 candidates maximum each evening). There is also a limited group that meet on Saturday mornings from 11am-12.30pm (20 candidates maximum 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. An application form can be collected from Reception.

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.