Bishop Egan would like Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation before their wedding day

Bishop Egan
Bishop Egan

Press release from the Diocese of Portsmouth Friday 8 July: Bishop of Portsmouth announces action plan to support married couples

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Bishop Egan also said that ordinarily he would like Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation before their wedding day:

“I would like Catholics getting married in church to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, which completes our Christian initiation and is the foundation of our lives as disciples of Jesus. After all, marriage is a vocation to service like the priesthood, and so just as the priesthood and the promise of celibacy ‘for the sake of the Kingdom’ needs the help of the Holy Spirit and His gifts, so too does married life.”