The Sacrament of Confirmation seals us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  It is understood to be a Sacrament of initiation; that is we are not fully initiated into the life of the Church until we have received it.

It is now common for the Sacrament to be conferred on Catholics at about the age of fourteen or fifteen but it is also conferred on adults who are being baptised or received into the Catholic Church. Here at Sacred Hearts there is a bi-annual course open to any teenager in school-year 9 or above and who is resident within the parishes of Cheltenham. The next course will commence in June 2019

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred by Bishop Declan.  If any young person (Baptised Catholic) in year 9 or above would like to receive Confirmation, then please will they themselves write to Fr. Mark to request to receive this Sacrament and to join the programme.

Application Form for the 2019 course will be available from January 2019 and needs to be completed and returned with the letter of request to join the programme, no later than Easter 2019.

A donation for the course book of £10 is requested along with a copy of your baptismal certificate


This course is open all the parishes within the deanery. This course is for any teenager in school-year 9 or above. The course will be run on Sunday afternoons between 2pm until 4pm. (Please download Programme dates and pack) 

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Programme dates: Confirmation programme dates 2019

Application forms: Confirmation 2019 (pack)

Please return completed application pack with your application letter to your church’s parish office marked for the attention of the parish priest or Fr Mark Moran at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Do not hesitate to contact Fr Mark Moran through the parish office on 01242 524932, if you have any queries.