Baptism, the Eucharist and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation’, whoe unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is neccessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptised] 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.’ [Cathechism of the Catholic Church, article 1285]
PARISH ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The children from the Parish receive this Sacrament during a special Mass held once a year. Children are prepared through a special programme within their school throughout the year. The start of this preparation is marked by an Enrolment Ceremony in the Parish, when the candidates receive a certificate and are promised the support of their community as they prepare to receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.