In the Sacrament of Baptism, as we begin our journey into God's family, the Church, we believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit is poured into our souls. This gift is then strengthened and enriched with the Sacrament of Confirmation, normally administered by the Bishop. We often use the symbol of the dove to represent the Holy Spirit, in recognition of the form in which the same Spirit descended upon Jesus on the occasion of his Baptism in the River Jordan (Mt 3:16). We also use the symbol of flame, representing the tongues of fire which descented upon the Disciples in the Upper Room when the Spirit came upon them with strength for their mission after Jesus' Ascension into Heaven (Acts 2:3).

In the Diocese of Salford, the administering of this Sacrament has completed a period of transition, following a long period of time when Confirmations took place at age 8. The new age for Confirmation is 13, but we aim to begin preparations as the children come to the end of Year 6 in Primary School. If your child is at a Catholic school you will receive information about this programme directly through the school, but otherwise please speak to the Parish Priest at the church or contact the diocese.

For adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish priest.

Confirmations 2022

The new programme is fully underway, and you will be kept updated by Sr Anna.

Year 6 Expression of Interest

If you child has recently completed Year 6 at primary School in the parish, you should already have received an "Expression of Interest" letter/form to send in as a preliminary to their being offered the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are in Year 8. If you have not received this, or if it has been mislaid, it can still be downloaded HERE. Thank you.

And finally...

Please keep all our young people in your prayers - they are the church of tomorrow, and in their hands, the future is filled with hope!