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.
Catechism of the Catholic Church §1285


Dates for the celebration of Confirmation are listed below:


In the circumstances of this year the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered with just the child being confirmed, the parents/guardians and a sponsor in attendance. Only in this way can we manage social distancing and proper spacing.

St Patrick’s Primary School will have Confirmation on Saturday 12 September in two groups, one at 11.30am and the other at 2.30pm.


Edendork Primary School will have Confirmation on Saturday 19 September at 11.30am.


Laghey Primary School,

Clintyclay Primary School ,

Windmill Primary School and Dungannon Primary School will have Confirmation on Saturday 19 September at 2.30pm.


These will all take place in St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon.


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.

Sacramental preparation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually done through the schools in conjunction with teachers, parents and the school chaplains.