deadline for confirmation PROGRAMME 2019/2020 has now passed
What is Confirmation?
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 year 10 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
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.