Confirmation Preparation 2022-23
In the Sacrament of Confirmation the Holy Spirit is given to us for strengthening. It makes us better able to bear witness to the love of God and the new life in Christ to which he calls all men and women.
Any young people in Godalming or Haslemere parishes in school year 10 or above who would like to prepare to receive this Sacrament in 2023 are asked to get their parents to confirm their consent here before the first session on 8th January 2023. The Mass of Confirmation for our young people will be celebrated by Bishop Richard at Arundel Cathedral on 15th July 2023.
The preparation sessions will take place at St Edmund's, Croft Road on the following Sunday evenings, from 6.30pm-8.00pm. Young people are welcome to arrive for social time from 6.00pm.
The sessions this year will draw on the Sycamore series of films.
8th January - The Search for Happiness
22nd January - Who is Jesus
5th February - The Power of Prayer
26th February - The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
26th March - Forgiveness, Healing and Mission
25th June 2023 - The Eucharist
Preparation will include a trip to Wembley Arena for Flame 2023 on 4th March 2023, and a session with Bishop Richard in Arundel on the evening of 11th March. To confirm attendance at Flame click here. To confirm attendance at Arundel click here.
As part of the preparation, young people are invited to join the informal "Pizza and Prayer" sessions on a Sunday evening in the autumn and after Easter. Please see the parish calendar for details of these.