Confirmation Programme 
Information Meeting for parents and young people after 6.30 Mass on Sunday 27th January

Open to all young people Year 9 and above.  

Confirmation Trinity Sunday 20th May 2018
(updated January 2018)

For further information see end of this page.

Copy of letter and enrollment forms - you can print off and bring with you to the introductory meeting or why not complete your forms online parent form and young people's form.  Copies of the form will also be available at the meeting and will need to be completed online or returned to Church weekend of 3rd - 4th February 2018 

St Peter's Way: Preparing for Confirmation
Our Confirmation programme is based on the life of St Peter.  We use the stained glass windows in the Cathedral to think about the:
  • sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
  • sacrament of Reconciliation - remembering how Peter was forgiven after he denied Jesus
  • first Counsel of the Church, the role of Pope and the Magisterium of the Church
  • miracles of Jesus and the Bible
  • challenges of responding to Jesus' call to follow him and how we ask the Saints and Martyrs to help and inspire us in our daily life 
    Our Confirmation programme is open to young people in year 9 and above.  Enroling on the programme is the first step to finding out more and helping young people to think about how they will respond to Jesus' call to Follow me.  At the end of the programme they will be invited to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Before being anointed with Chrism and receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit they will renew their Baptismal promises, for most young people, these will have been made on their behalf by their parents and Godparents. In this final sacrament of initiation they make these promises for themselves.  

    Parents and Carers
    Although St Peter's Way is designed for people preparing for Confirmation, it can be an ideal opportunity for parents to take time out to think about their own faith journey. There will be an opportunity for parents to meet to reflect on the sacrament of confirmation, the Mass, traditional prayers such as the Our Father or the Catechism. 

    Catechism of the Catholic Church
    This is a book which explains Church teaching.  The Catechism says that:
    CCC 1298 When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, as is the case in the Roman Rite, the Liturgy of Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmandi. This clearly shows that Confirmation follows Baptism. When adults are baptized, they immediately receive Confirmation and participate in the Eucharist.

    Catechists Team 2018
    Jack Nicholls, Liz Quispe,  Emma Dargue, David Dale and Ann-Marie Houghton

    For Further Details
    Ann-Marie Houghton
    Email: a.houghton'at'  replace 'at' with @
    Tel: 01524 65442

    All parish activities involving young people are delivered by adults with DBS clearance.