"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
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.
These will all take place in St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually done through the schools in conjunction with teachers, parents and the school chaplains.