Thank you for your application to be confirmed in June 2016. Please note it is essential for you to attend all the Sunday sessions. There are 7 Sunday sessions taking place around the 6 pm Mass at St Joseph’s Church:
Obviously, it is required that you attend and participate in all the Sunday sessions, overnight youth vigil retreat, but above all I hope that you enjoy this time of preparation for your confirmation which completes the process of initiation in the Catholic Church.
I personally look forward to meeting you soon.
The sessions will begin at 4.15 pm for a 4.30 pm start in St Joseph’s Church hall (directly beneath the Church). At 5.50 pm we will all head up to the Church for the 6 pm Mass at which the homily will continue the themes we have been discussing previous to the Mass. So the Sunday sessions will run from 4.30-7.00 pm.
The final session
Please note the final compulsory session is an overnight youth vigil over Friday 11th (8pm) and Saturday 12th March (10 pm). It's taking place in St Joseph's and will include a packed programme of music worship led by our youth band, talks, adoration, reconciliation, Mass... plus yummy dinner and breakfast!
Reflection Evening with the Bishop
As part of the Diocesan celebrations for the Year of Mercy, Bishop Richard invites all Confirmation candidates to join him for an evening of Reflection.
There will be two evenings: one for Sussex and one for Surrey. We'll be going to the Surrey one. The evenings will include an experience of Lectio Divina led by Bishop Richard.
Details are as follows:
SURREY: Sunday April 24th, 6pm to 9pm at Christ the Prince of Peace Church, Weybridge
We will be organising a coach/mini-bus. Further details will be available closer to the time but please keep the date in your diaries.
See you on Sunday!
Obviously, it is required that you attend and participate in all the Sunday sessions, the youth vigil and the Bishop's the reflection evening, but above all I hope that you enjoy this time of preparation for your confirmation which completes the process of initiation in the Catholic Church.
Church of St Mary: 157 Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8BP Church of St Joseph: 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ Church of St Edward: Sutton Park, Guildford, GU4 7QN Church of St Pius x: Laustan Close, Guildford, GU1 2TS