Confirmation Programme 2017

Dear Parents/Candidates,

Thank you for signing up for the Confirmation Programme 2017.  We will be starting on 9th Jan 2017 in the hall at 7.15pm.  This session will be for the candidates and parents/guardians, as an introduction.  The outline of what we do will be explained to all and then we will divide up to have separate discussions.  A booklet will be given on the day to help candidates to choose Sponsor and Confirmation names etc.

Candidates need to bring them with a copy of their baptismal certificate if you haven’t done so with your enrolment.  (if you do not have access to a photocopier, we will copy it). 

Any candidate who uses a name different to that on their baptismal certificate, please inform us at the first session, so we can ensure when the Confirmation Certificates are produced and signed, they have the correct names.

Programme Dates

There will be 9 sessions lasting 90 minutes each commencing at 7.15pm with a short break.  It is important these sessions start on time, therefore can you please ensure your son/daughter arrive on time.

Download the programme dates here

 

Special Masses

Included in the programme are 3 special masses (dates on the programme sheet) which candidates are expected to participate in, and meet 30 minutes earlier at 5.00pm to prepare for the readings etc

 

Retreat

Scheduled on 6th May, at Verona Fathers in Sunningdale, more detail follows.  Fees: £10

 

Communication

To improve the communication between all candidates and catechists for this programme, we will mainly use email or text if no email.  If you don’t have access for these methods, please let us know. 

 

Social Event

We have organised a social evening bowling at Pine Ridge Bowl which is an ideal opportunity for the candidates to meet and get to know each other. This will take place on 3rd March 2017, commencing 6.00pm and finish at 8.30pm.  The cost is £10, which includes 2 games of bowling and meal, with any extra cost being met by the Church. Consent form and choice of meal will be available near the time.

 

Flame 2017

OLQH Pastoral committee is taking a party to this event (please see details in the other attachment).  Fr John would like to invite the Confirmation group to participate.

 

The Catechists look forward to meeting you and the candidates on the 9th Jan 2017.

 

Yours sincerely,

Father John O’Sullivan and The Confirmation Team