What is Confirmation?

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord. In this way, the Sacrament of Confirmation completes the Sacrament of Baptism.

‘Baptism, the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘Sacraments of Christian initiation’, whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptised] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.’ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285

How can my child be Confirmed at St Patrick’s?

Young people begin their preparation for Confirmation when they are thirteen years old. Please contact the parish office for more information.

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