"The term Confirmation reminds us that this sacrament brings an increase of baptismal grace: it unites us more firmly to Christ; it completes our bond with the Church; it grants us the special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith, to confess the name of Christ and never to be ashamed of His Cross . This is why it's important to take care that our children, our young people receive this sacrament."

"When we welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts and we let him act, Christ makes himself present in us and takes shape in our lives.  Through us ... Christ will pray, forgive, infuse hope and consolation, serve our brothers and sisters, be close to the needy and to the last, create community, sow peace. Just think about how important this is: that through the Holy Spirit , Christ himself will do all this in the midst of us and for us ! So it is important that children and young people receive this sacrament".

Pope Francis

Our Bishop will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in this parish on 6th June. Any person of secondary school age who wishes to be considered for confirmation should collect a form at the end of Mass this weekend. he arrangements for confirmation preparation will be over 3 Saturday afternoons.

Confirmation Preparation Dates

Saturday 16th March

Saturday 27th April

Saturday 11th May

The sessions will take place in St Bernadette’s Parish Centre for the candidates from this parish, Holy Souls, St.

Norbert’s and St. Mary’s. The sessions will be from 3 - 6pm followed by Mass at St Bernadette’s Church. Any issues

please contact yvonnemay124@icloud.com