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Confirmation Preparation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285
Confirmation
 
In Confirmation, young Catholics (Year 6 and upwards in our parishes) are strengthened in their faith by the Holy Spirit and so become full members of the Catholic Church. This builds upon the seed of faith planted in baptism and is nourished by a committed life of faith expressed in frequent Confession and the Holy Eucharist. Again, regular participation in the Parish Sunday Mass and commitment to the parish preparation programme is expected of the child/young person and their families embarking upon such preparation. 
 
Currently, with the pandemic restrictions, plans for a parish preparation programme for Confirmation remain ‘on pause’. Please keep an eye on the parish newsletter for an update on when the next preparation programme is announced in the Parish. 
 
All enquiries to Fr Etienne at: catholicsinsouthblackpool@gmail.com