“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2021
Resources for Clergy
It seems unlikely we will be able to gather for large-scale liturgies for some time and so I have been consulting about how best this year to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Consequently, I have decided to delegate all parish priests to confer this Sacrament at 3 pm in their parish church on Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) during a Mass or non-Eucharistic Liturgy, with the Bishop simultaneously conferring the Sacrament at that moment in the Cathedral.
I will also provide a short homily from me to be read at the Liturgy.
A careful preparation of candidates will take place and to support this you will find some notes to assist you from our Educational Chaplaincies Department, including guidelines for safety online. You can find links to these resources below.
In Corde Iesu
Bishop Philip Egan
Bishop of Portsmouth Diocese