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 and parents, special celebrations at Mass, a weekend retreat and a reconciliation service. The Bishop celebrates confirmation, close to Pentecost, here in Southampton.

Contact: The Parish Office

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

Where does it happen? - St. Edmund’s Hall

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