"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:




St Patrick’s PS

Sat 4 May 1.00pm

Sat 4 May 3.00pm


St Patrick’s

St Patrick’s


Laghey PS

Clintyclay PS

Windmill Integrated PS

Adults & Others


Edendork PS

Dungannon PS

Sunday 5 May 2.00pm





Sunday 5 May 4.00pm


St Patrick’s






In order to keep the attendance at Confirmation ceremonies to a reasonable number - we strongly suggest that just the immediate family of the child making their Confirmation attends the ceremony.  (That is - mother, father, brothers and sisters.)  A sponsor for the child making their Confirmation, in additional to the immediate family, may also attend.


Sacramental preparation

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