Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation

Important information about confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation in the Upholland Pastoral Area (under the patronage of St John Rigby) including the church communities of: Our Lady and All Saints, Parbold; St Marie, Standish; St Bernadette, Shevington; St James, Orrell; St
Joseph, Wrightington; St Mary, Queen of Apostles, St Francis of Assisi and St Richard, Skelmersdale; St Teresas, Upholland.
Dear Parent/Carer/ Guardian,
The Archdiocese of Liverpool is inviting young people in Year 8 (and above) to the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The preparation for the sacrament will begin by means of a series of video introductions to the sacrament from
Animate, the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Team. If your child has not seen these in school please direct them to
https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimateYouth and find the four ‘Called …’ videos). Year 8 pupils will also study the subject of Confirmation in their RE classes at school.
There will be preparation sessions at a local level in your deanery.
Following this, our young will be confirmed towards the end of 2021. The dates are yet to be announced, subject to arrangement with the bishops. Please discuss Confirmation with your child and if they would like to receive the sacrament this year it is
essential they register online, at https://liverpoolcalled.co.uk/
Registration must take place before the
28thJune 2021.
Please complete the form. You can access this through clicking the button at the top right-hand side of the liverpoolcalled webpage (‘Register for Confirmation’). If you are unable to do this at home please inform the school chaplain who will be able to
help. When a young person has registered, your local confirmation co-ordinator will contact them. Working with the Clergy, the co-ordinator will take you through the next steps of  the preparation process. If you have any questions, please
contact Fr Simon Gore at s.gore@animateyouth.co.uk or on 01744 740467 or speak to your parish priest.
Yours sincerely,
+Malcolm McMahon OP (Archbishop of Liverpool).

With You Always – the sacraments of initiation

Jesus said… ‘know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ (Matthew 28:20)

BAPTISMS
Baptisms will commence again in June 2021. Please see below the following information which is subject to change at any time in accordance with government or Archdiocesan guidance:
June Baptisms: for up to 30 guests including parents and godparents
July Baptisms: no guest limit
August: no baptism (unless previously confirmed)
September onwards: Baptisms – no guest limit

HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
Our parish families with children in Y4 at St Teresa’s Primary school will soon begin preparation for their children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time later this year.
We invite any other families whose children do not attend St Teresa’s School who wish to join in with this year’s preparation to contact the parish office.

CONFIRMATION
If your child is in Year 8 or above and is yet to be Confirmed, Animate Youth have created 4 videos about Confirmation that can be accessed on YouTube at https://tinyurl.com/nqvvq9n7