Confirmation

Confirmation

To live as a Christian and carry the mission of the Church forward is the responsibility of every baptized person. We are aware that this is not possible in accord of our own strength, but only in openness to God's spirit, the Holy Spirit. Jesus himself has promised to support us for the time after his death. The disciples learned its power at the first Pentecost in Jerusalem. This Holy Spirit is also given to all baptized and to all consenting youth and adults in confirmation, the second initiation sacrament.

Baptism and confirmation are, as it were, two sides of the same medal. Those who have received baptism as toddlers, renew their promises of baptism before the sacramental confirmation and confirm their intention to live as a Christian.

How to register?

Every second year a preparation course is offered for interested youth. Usually we write to all the young people from our community who are known to us and invite them to an information meeting. Registration for the confirmation is then made through the parish office. Only after the preparatory year will the firm candidates decide whether they want to be confirmed.

Whoever wants to be admitted to the preparation course for confirmation must

  • have reached the 16th year of age in the year of confirmation
  • he/she must demonstrate his/her willingness to receive the confirmation preparation on the basis of her/his free choice
  • Confirmation candidates are usually invited to participate in a joint parish preparation course
  • be baptized – please bring the baptismal certificate
  • enrollment certificate (sent to you by the parish office)
  • donation fee

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration for the next year has commenced. Anyone who has missed the scheduled date for registration is welcome to contact us at the parish office.

About us

The German-speaking Catholic community of the Cape Peninsula is the community for all German-speaking Catholics (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Namibia) and their families who live in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Therefore, many South African citizens are also part of our community.

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