Confirmation & RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation)

The parishes of the Pastoral Area: St Boniface, Holy Family, St. Vincent de Paul and our parish run confirmation preparation jointly. It is offered to young people in Year 9 of Secondary School (13-14yrs).

The preparation is led by a team of catechists and helpers from the parishes and consists of group meetings for the candidates, special celebrations at Mass, a weekend retreat and a reconciliation service.

The Bishop celebrates confirmation during the Easter Season, usually at the Cathedral in Portsmouth.

Contact: The Parish Office

When does it happen? - Preparation on Sunday afternoons, October-June

Where does it happen? - St. Boniface Hall (usually)

How much time does it take? - 15 sessions, 3hrs per session