Thank you for expressing your desire to have your child receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The reception of Confirmation is a very important moment in the life of a Catholic, since the candidate is demonstrating to the Church community their willingness to commit themselves to the living out of their faith and to be witnesses of Jesus.
In order to help your child understand the significance of this occasion, it is, of course, necessary for them to complete a period of preparation and formation. If your child attends one of our Catholic schools, the preparation is usually undertaken at the school. If this is not the case, it will be necessary for your child to undertake a formation programme in one of our local parishes. Please contact our Cathedral parish office at your convenience to discuss the options open to you. There will also be a period of immediate preparation undertaken at the Cathedral, including a parent-child workshop and a day’s retreat.
At St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated for school-aged children during the 11am Sunday Mass. The date for the 2019 celebration is still to be determined.
If you are interested in having your child receive their Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral, we invite you to please contact the Cathedral parish office using the enquiry form below. One of our parish secretaries will happily contact you to have a conversation with you about your hopes for your child’s Confirmation, and share with you some of the hopes and expectations of the Church.