Information about confirmation
Baptised members of the Christian faith may re-affirm their faith by choosing to become confirmed. At St. Katharine’s we welcome both child and adult confirmation candidates (children must be in school Year 6 or above) who live within the parish of Blackrod or who have a strong link to the parish.
Confirmations usually take place in February or March of each year, and candidates are required to undertake a course of preparatory classes commencing the previous October. To register, please attend the Thursday office session between 7-8 pm, or contact us for further information.
This year’s Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday the 7th May at the 11am Service at St Katharine’s Church. Bishop Jack Nichols will confirm the candidates.
If there are any young people in Year 6 or above who would like to be confirmed this year please come along to church and pick up an information sheet and an application form. The Young People’s course is split into seven sessions, each session lasting 45mins.
There is also the option of joining the young people from the Westhoughton Parish on a Monday evening at St Bart’s from 6.30 to 7.15pm. If you did this the Confirmation service would still be at St Katharine’s.
For adults there are even more options! Adults are requested to join one of the Lent groups in the Team. St Katharine’s Lent group will take place on Thursday nights at 7.30pm or you can go to St Bart’s on Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm or to St John’s on Sunday evenings 7pm – 8pm. Again the Confirmation service would be at St Katharine’s. Information sheets for adults and application forms are available in church.
Finally if 7th May is not possible again there is the option of being confirmed at St Bartholomew’s on the 30th April or at St James in June.
If you would like to discuss any of this please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll do my best to help. If you are not confirmed please think and pray about whether taking this next step is for you. God Bless, Angela.