Confirmation Registration is now closed.

In the 5 weeks since we began registration for this year’s Confirmation Programme, we have enrolled 22 young people (some enrolments remain to be ratified, pending meetings with parents). There have been two meetings for parents, with acceptance of candidates conditional on parent/s attending at least one; there have been individual meetings with parents who couldn’t attend either of the others, and more are scheduled. The Programme has been advertised every week at Mass, and at the European School, and the information has been posted here on the parish website, with constant reminders to keep an eye on the page to keep up-to-date; more than this we are not able to do!

Classes have begun, the first examining ‘What it means to be a Christian’ — essential, basic background for the rest of the Programme. We will try to ensure that candidates who missed the first session will catch up with what they have missed. Obviously the more classes candidates miss, the more their catechesis is compromised, and the more difficult it is to ensure they are properly prepared.

The closing of registration means that we are not accepting any further candidates for the Programme and for Confirmation on 31 May. This is a necessary step to ensure the stability of the Programme and the integrity of its content. If somehow you have missed the deadline, there will be opportunities to enrol in the next Programme when it is organised next year.

We are delighted that so many young people have come forward, and ask that you keep them all in your prayers over the coming months as they prepare to celebrate this important stage on their spiritual journey.

Thank you for your understanding.

Fr Ed