Saffron Walden

Our Lady of Compassion



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The sacrament of Confirmation is prepared for in the parish community as directed by the bishop.

The bishop comes to each parish for this sacrament every three years. Additionally special permission is given for the parish priest to confirm at Pentecost.

The Sacrament

At Baptism we became members of God’s family, sons and daughters of the Father, brothers and sisters of Christ, temples of the Holy Spirit. At Confirmation we take on new responsibilities in the Body of Christ, which is the Church.

Confirmation is beginning. In the sacrament we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the grace Our Lord Jesus Christ won for us on the Cross, the help we need to live our lives as adult Christians.

At what age can I be confirmed?

The Parish invites students registered in the Parish in Year 9 to enrol for Confirmation along with any other member of the Parish who have not been confirmed and is aged 14 or over as of 31st August 2024.

How do I enrol on the Programme?

Notice is published in the newsletter early in October or you can contact Trish Cobby (07971 170821).

How long is the Programme?

The Programme consists of 12 teaching sessions, on a Sunday Afternoon from 14:30 to 16:00, over a period of 7 months, starting in November 2023 and ending in June 2024. There will be a weekend retreat and we prepare for the sacrament by going to Confession.

What do I have to do?

Enrolment for Sacrament of Confirmation 2024

The Confirmation Rite will this year be held on (TBC) – Celebrated by Bishop Alan Williams

Classes start – 19th Nov 2023, in OLC Church Hall at 14.30

Contact details: Patricia Cobby (07971 170821)

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