We are very pleased to announce that, after months of delay because of the pandemic, the 36 boys and girls in the 2019-20 Confirmation Programme will finally receive the sacrament early next month.

Fr Dominic has been given the faculty to confirm the candidates. A bishop would normally officiate a Confirmation service but this year parish priests are given permission to officiate at Confirmation Masses. Another difference this year is that there will be three Confirmation Masses rather than one: two on 3 October and one on 4 October. This is to make sure that we adhere to social distancing rules and do not exceed the maximum number of people allowed in the church.

The 36 candidates were originally scheduled to be confirmed in May. We assure them of our prayers as they make their final preparations for their Confirmation.