Although many receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in their early teenage years, long after they have already received First Communion (Holy Eucharist), Confirmation is considered the second Sacrament of Initiation. 

In some writings, Confirmation is considered to be the “perfecting” of the Baptism, in that the Baptized are “more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.

Santa Maria Goretti parish offers sacramental preparation for children preparing for Confirmation.

Courses will commence in January 2024 – registration material will be made available in advance.  In the meantime, refresher courses for those who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2023 are available by signing up here and sending the completed form to the Parish Office.