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St Mary's Roman Catholic Church Brighton Preston Park Confirmation Sacraments


Confirmation at St Mary's

What is Confirmation?

Just as Baptism gives new life, Eucharist nourishes life, and Reconciliation restores life when it is broken, Confirmation strengthens that life by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is about strengthening what God has given, and continues to give, to his sons and daughters.


Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation does not mark the end of formal religious education. We never outgrow a need for a deeper knowledge and appreciation of our faith.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is not a rite of passage, nor a graduation from religion class, nor a ratification of a personal faith choice. Rather, it’s all about what God is doing for his beloved daughters and sons.


In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit completes the grace of baptism and offers the newly confirmed strength as a true witness of Christ. Thus, the newly confirmed is “more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed”.

What is required before Confirmation?

Preparation for Confirmation at St Mary's is a two year process which involves service to the church and the community, attendance of Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, and Monthly Meetings.


How can I get involved?

Confirmation preparation involves learning, sharing, serving, fellowship, spiritual growth and fun! You will be given the opportunity to learn more about your Catholic faith and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.


Your Confirmation prep can start this October! Join us!

Please get in touch with us via phone or email for more information.

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