Resources for preparing the Confirmation Ceremony (updated 08/2020)

These guidelines are intended as a resource for all those who are responsible for preparing and co-ordinating the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation in our diocese.  We are grateful for the time and energy you put into helping our young people prepare for this important step on their journey of faith and we hope that these resources will be useful to you in planning and preparing your celebration.

May God bless you in all that you do with and for our young people.

✠ Fintan Gavin
Bishop of Cork & Ross

Preparing for Confirmation

These videos and document resources will help families, candidates for the sacrament, teachers and parishes to prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

In this second episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at the seven gifts and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit:-

Resources for Planning the Confirmation Ceremony (note: these were prepared before the Covid19 pandemic so some elements no longer apply, eg congregational singing)

Click on each document to download it as a PDF file:-

Please download and complete this Planning Sheet and send it to the Diocesan Office at least two weeks before the scheduled ceremony.

VIDEO: In this short video Bishop Fintan demonstrates how the Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated in the diocese. Click the [ ] icon on the lower right corner to view in full screen.