Church
of the
Good Shepherd
NAME OF SERVICE: Sacramental Preparation-Confirmation

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE:

Confirmation is the Sacrament by which we receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation generally occurs in adolescence, and with Baptism and the Eucharist, completes the process of our becoming full members of the Church.

In order to prepare to receive the Sacrament, candidates from the parish are expected to participate in a 10 week programme. The programme is run by the parish priest and parish deacon supported by catechists drawn from the parish community, culminating in Confirmation by the Bishop. Further more detailed information about the preparation programme can be found on the parish website or from the contact below.

WHERE/WHEN?

Once enrolled, candidates are expected to participate fully from the outset in the parish programme of preparation, usually involving attendance at different sessions on Friday evenings from 6.45pm in the parish centre.

HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?

The Confirmation preparation programme is publicised in the parish newsletter. Forms are available from the church for candidates to enrol on the programme.

Members of the parish community may wish to put themselves forward to support the programme in the role of catechists.

HOW CAN I GET HELP FROM THE SERVICE?

Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives us the increased ability to practice our Catholic Faith in every aspect of our lives and to witness Christ in every situation. It is effectively the first opportunity for young people to say "yes" to the Lord themselves. The preparation programme is designed to enable candidates to receive the Sacrament in a fully informed way, which will help their spiritual growth as they proceed to adult life.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Fraser Sanders (Lead Catechist), contactable through the parish administrative suite (0115 9268288).

pdf doc  Confirmation Personnel and Schedule

pdf doc  Confirmation Candidates Preparation
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288