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. 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.
Dates for the celebration of Confirmation are listed below:
St Patrick's PS Saturday 6 May 2017 at 3.00pm
All other schools Sunday 7 May 2017 at 3.00pm
The annual Ceremony of Light for all confirmandi (those receiving Confirmation) will take place on (date to be advised), in St Patrick's Church, Dungannon at 7:30pm.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually done through the schools in conjunction with teachers, parents and the school chaplains.