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Confirmation Course

Young people in school year 8 and above (who will be 13 years old by 28th April 2018) are invited to register for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

You must register by 31st March to join the course – pick up an application form from the back of the Church, fill it in, and return it with a photocopy (not the original!) of your baptism certificate, to the Parish Office in Stony Stratford.

Please note that it is important to attend all sessions, to remain on the course.

The course starts with an Induction Session on Saturday 28th April from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Parish Hall in Stony Stratford.

Sessions take place on the following Saturdays. (Depending on numbers, the course may take place at St Francis, or at the Parish Hall – keep an eye on the website, or the parish newsletter for details). All sessions are from 2pm – 4.30pm. Please make sure you arrive promptly – if we start late, we will finish late!


Session 1 (Induction): 28th April
Session 2: 26th May
Session 3: 16th June
Session 4: 23rd June
Session 5: 7th July
Session 6: 14th July
Session 7: 22nd September
Session 8: 29th September
Session 9: 13th October
Session 10: 20th October
Session 11: 17th November
Session 12: 24th November
Session 13: 8th December
Session 14: 15th December
Session 15: 19th January 2019
Session 16: 26th January
Session 17: 9th February
Session 18: 16th February
Session 19: 9th March
Session 20: 16th March
Session 21: 13th April
Session 22: 18th May
Session 23: 8th June
Session 24: 15th June

In addition to the above, there will be a retreat day, from 10am to 4pm on a Saturday (date to be advised), the Confirmation rehearsal (a weekday evening in the week before the Sacrament) and the Confirmation Mass itself (a weekday evening, with Bishop Peter.) Confirmation will probably take place in late June or early July 2019 (date to be announced later).

Following the Sacrament, there will be a period of Mystagogia, which candidates will be required to attend.

If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Office.