deadline for confirmation 2020 is 30th november 2019
To register for the Confirmation programme 2020 PLEASE REGISTERYOUR WHOLE FAMILYON THE PARISH DATABASE. PLEASE CLICK "CONFIRMATION PREPARATION", UNDER AREAS OF INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU A LINK TO REGISTER ONTO THE PARISH CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME.
Confirmation is a sacrament which completes our initiation into the Catholic Church. By it we receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Preparation takes place when the young person is in school year10 and above.
What does the programme involve?
The preparation consists of several sessions, after which the young person makes a commitment to the course culminating in a Confirmation Service in St Joseph’s Church. The sessions will begin at 4.15 pm for a 4.30 pm start in St Joseph’s Church Hall, 12 Eastgate Gardens, GU1 4AZ (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.
CONFIRMATION EVENTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAMME
Reflection Evening with Bishop Richard Bishop Richard invites all Confirmation candidates to join him for an evening of Reflection and Lectio Divina. We shall be attending the reflection evening on Saturday, 29th February at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, 4 pm to 9.30 pm. This includes dinner at Pizza Express in Guildford. We will be organising a coach. Cost is £20. RENEW: Overnight Youth Vigil We are also looking forward to our retreat, an overnight youth vigil, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March. It's taking place at St Joseph's Church and will include a packed programme of music worship led by our youth band, talks, adoration, reconciliation, inspiring speakers and Mass... plus yummy dinner and breakfast! Cost is £5.