Caterham, Whyteleafe & Godstone

Confirmation

Confirmation 2015

Confirmation is sometimes known as the Sacrament of maturity.  According to the church, the candidates have reached the “age of reason” when they are old enough and wise enough to speak up for themselves, saying with their own voices, the words their parents and Godparents said for them when they were Baptised.

The journey begun at Baptism and now it is for the candidates to decide for themselves if they want to continue the spiritual journey.

Confirmation completes the Christian initiation. We receive the Holy Spirit in Baptism and we receive Christ bodily in the Eucharist.  At Confirmation, We are bound more tightly to the church and we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit which need to be actively used so that we continue Christ’s mission in our world today.

Please keep these young people and the catechists in your prayers over the next few months as they prepare to be confirmed.

The Parent Meeting for Confirmation Candidates is Wednesday 7th  January at 7.00 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church. It is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.

This year, due to the high numbers, the Confirmation Candidates are divided into two Groups A and Group B and for the most part, will meet on alternate Sundays with a few exceptions.  All sessions will be held in the Old Hall and begin promptly at 4.00 p.m. and end with the mass at 5.15 p.m. However, Session 1 will begin at 3.45 as we need the extra 15 minutes for introductions and administrative set ups.

SESSIONS FOR GROUP A  ARE SCHEDULED FOR:   
Retreat – SATURDAY 10th January – this will be held in the Old Hall beginning at 1.00 p.m. and finishing at 6.00 p.m.

Session 1 – 18th January     Session 2 – 1st February    Session 3 – 1st March

Session 4 – 15th March       Session 5 – 19th April        Session 6 – 3rd May

Session 7 – 17th May          Session 8 – 7th June

SESSIONS FOR GROUP B ARE SCHEDULED FOR:   

Retreat SATURDAY 17th January – this will be held in the Old Hall beginning at 1.00 p.m. and finishing at 6.00 p.m.

Session 1 – 25th January     Session 2 – 8th February    Session 3 – 8th March

Session 4 – 22nd March      Session 5 – 26th April        Session 6 – 10th May

Session 7 – 17th May          Session 8 – 7th June

 

COMMISSION MASS SUNDAY 14th June at 5.15 mass

 

CONFIRMATION CEREMONY – SATURDAY 20th June – at the Sacred Heart Church at 11.00 a.m.

To register for Confirmation in 2015 please print and complete the form below.

Confirmation Application Form 2016

Sunday Mass times

9 am, 10.45 am and 5.15 pm

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