The Roman Catholic Church has three sacraments to welcome somebody: baptism, (first) communion and confirmation. At Confirmation we receive the Holy Spirit, the spirit that animated Chistus and guides the Church. We are equipped as disciples of Jesus to participate in Jesus’ work in the world.

Children are eligible for Confirmation, if they have been baptized and have received Holy Communion. In the Netherlands, the minimum age for Confirmation is twelve years of age.

A different course applies for adults. See Baptism and confirmation of adults.

If there is sufficient interest, we start preparing for Confirmation (for children of 12 years and older) in the autumn. The preparation consists of about eight meetings. Normally, Confirmation is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Father Ward Biemans SJ and a volunteer will oversee the course. The preparation will be in Dutch. When there is not sufficient interest, we refer to the preparation for Confirmation in St. Nicolas Basilica, Prins Hendrikkade 73 (in Dutch) or at the Church of Our Lady, Keizersgracht 218b (in English).

You can register your child here.

Application Conformation