News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
An update by Father Simon Gore
As 2020 started the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation has also begun in earnest. As a diocese we are inviting year 8s to be confirmed, and although some year 8s will have already been confirmed when they were in year 4 there are still some young people in the diocese able to receive the Sacrament this year.
Animate, as the youth ministry team, have been going into the Catholic High Schools to speak about the Sacrament to the year 8 cohort. This introduction has been followed by specially designed classes in the year 8 RE curriculum on the meaning and importance of the Sacrament.
From there young people have been asked to register for local preparation sessions in their Pastoral Area. Confirmations should then take place after Easter in Pastoral Areas at Mass or Evening Prayer.
More information on the stages of preparation for the Sacrament can be found on the dedicated website: liverpoolcalled.co.uk. If you know a year 8 pupil who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation please ask them to visit the website and register for their local preparation sessions (go to the top right of the website and fill in the form for ‘Register for Confirmation’).
Please keep all those young people preparing for the Sacrament this year in your prayers.