This preparation is parish based and meetings are held over a period of about four months. Candidates must be at least twelve years of age and have made their own decision to be confirmed.

A Few Common Questions relating to Confirmation

Who can be my sponsor ?

Anyone who is :

  • a practising Roman Catholic
  • over 16 years of age
  • not your own mother or father

Your sponsor is someone who stands beside you at your Confirmation to present you to the Bishop. They undertake to take an interest in your journey of faith.

What about the confirmation name ?

You do not actually have to have a new “Confirmation name” but most people do. The idea is that you choose the name of a saint who will be your special patron. You must therefore know something about the saint and why you are inspired by him or her. We will help you in this during the course of the preparation programme.