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With One Voice

The Catholic Parishes of St Agnes’ Crawcrook, St Joseph’s Highfield and Our Lady of Lourdes Chopwell

Part of the Ovingham Parish Partnership in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle


Preparation for this sacrament takes place for Year 9, 10 and above students and is taught jointly with other deanery parishes. The new diocesan guidelines suggest resources for priests, catechists and a particular foundational unit is taught in our Catholic schools.


The next programme takes place Spring  2017, culminating in the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th June at St Joseph's, Blaydon.  


The CONFIRMATION 2017 PROGRAMME is as follows:-

Meetings take place in St Joseph's Presbytery, Shibdon Road 6.30pm

Candidates will be split into two groups, so each session presented twice on the same evening.

  • Wed 3rd May: Session One - Baptism, Session Two - Faith
  • Wed 10th May: Session Three - Gifts of the Spirit,  Session Four - Inspirational People
  • Wed 17th May: Session 5 - Transforming the World,  Confirmation Mass Preparation
  • Wed 24th May: Rehearsal
  • Thursday 8th June:  Confirmation Mass in St Joseph's, Blaydon at 7.00pm


Click HERE to download an application form.