Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. To this end catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1309

There is a close relationship between the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

While Confirmation is a distinct and complete sacrament in its own right, its purpose is to perfect in us that which was begun in Baptism. We might say—in a sense—that we are baptised in order to be confirmed.

The Confirmation programme is for young people in school year 9 and above, who live within the parish of Holy Cross, Parsons Green and are practising their Catholic faith.

For information about Confirmation registration taking place in 2021, please contact Alexandra Fisher the parish catechetical coordinator at

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