"Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment." - Heb 6:1-2
The sacrament of Confirmation is normally celebrated in this diocese when children are in primary 4, after they have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and before they make their First Holy Communion. The necessary preparation is partly integrated into the R.E. syllabus in St Michael’s Primary School and partly carried out in four preparatory meetings in the Church hall in the weeks leading up to the celebration of the Sacrament. The latter is organised by Fr Bradburn and a team of catechists trained by the diocese and dates will be communicated well in advance.