Confirmation provides the opportunity for a person to publicly make their own profession of faith and receive the final Rite of Initiation into the Church.  They are anointed and sealed with the power of the Holy Spirit so that they will be able to live as a disciple of Christ.

Our programme is mainly aimed at Year 8 students and above, and is run every two years.

For more information about the Selwyn Parish Confirmation Programme and information about opportunities for adults to receive this Sacrament please contact the Parish Office.


2023 Programme

Bishop Michael Gielen will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 2 December, at an extra mass, 7.00pm, in St Patrick’s Church, Lincoln. There will be supper after the mass.

Candidates in Years 7, 8 & 9, 10 and above are invited to register.

We have 4 adults who have request to be confirmed. We encourage Adults, if you have not been confirmed, to enrol in the Programme. We will have a couple of separate meetings with adults.

Please let Fr Chris or the Parish Office. know if you’d like to register your child for the Programme.

The Programme will begin on Sunday 15 October from 10.00am – 4.00pm, in the St Patrick’s Church Centre, Lincoln – the first 2 sessions will be facilitated by the Catholic Youth Team.

There will also be a Parents’ Meeting:

  • Saturday 7 October, after the Vigil Mass in Lincoln
  • after the morning mass in Darfield on Sunday 8 October.