The Sacrament of Confirmation seals us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is understood to be a Sacrament of Initiation; that is, we are not fully initiated into the life of the Church until we have received it.
It is now common for the Sacrament to be conferred on Catholics at about the age of fourteen or fifteen but it is also conferred on adults who are being baptised or received into the Catholic Church.
At St Bernadette’s and St Dunstan’s, the Confirmation Programme runs every other year. The next programme will be in 2019.