In 2019 we began to implement a new approach to the Sacrament of Confirmation. This new approach will be fully rolled out across the diocese in 2020.
We are encouraging all our parishes to work with young people who are in Year 6 and 7, with a more intensive preparation in Year 8, so that Confirmation is seen as part of an ongoing journey of faith development. We want our young people not just to learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation but also about the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Missionary Disciples.
The Sacrament itself will be celebrated in Eastertide through to summer of Year 8, with Bishop John confirming our young people in a number of services within each deanery.