"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:
Sat 27 May – St Patrick’s PS
Sun 28 May –
Windmill Integrated PS
Saturday 10 June
Edendork PS (In St Malachy's Chapel, Edendork)
Other Schools & Adults(In St Patrick's Dungannon)
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.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually done through the schools in conjunction with teachers, parents and the school chaplains.