The essential rite of the Sacrament follows in the Latin rite 'Sacrament of Confirmation' is conferred through the anointing with Chrism on the forehead which is done by the laying on of the hand and through the words 'Accipe signacuom Doni Spiritus Sancti' (be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit), the seal of the gift that is the Holy Spirit.

The consecration of the sacred Chrism is an important action that proceeds the celebration of Confirmation but is in a certain way part of it. It is the Bishop, who in the course of the Chrism Mass of Wednesday of Holy Week, consecrates the sacred Chrism for the whole diocese. At Sacred Heart Confirmation takes place every two years.

 

2016 Confirmation group with Bishop Declan, Mgr Bernard & Fr Rupert