Bookings for Blaze 2018 have now officially closed! It’s going to be a very exciting day and we look forward to seeing the following parishes, on the 28th April:

  • Holy Cross, Bedford
  • Sacred Heart, Flitwick
  • St. Gregory’s, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Northampton
  • St Joseph’s, Gerrards Cross
  • Holy Ghost, Luton
  • Holy Family & St. John’s, Luton
  • Christ the King, Milton Keynes and St. Bede’s, Newport Pagnell
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Christ the Cornerstone, St. Augustine’s, Milton Keynes
  • The Holy Child & St. Joseph, Bedford
  • Our Lady of Peace, Burnham
  • Blessed John Henry Newman, High Wycombe
  • St Teresa’s, Beaconsfield,
  • St. Mary’s, Dunstable
  • St. Martin de Porres, Luton
  • Northampton Cathedral
  • Our Lady and St. Lawrence, Olney

So you’re getting Confirmed? You are going to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and all the blessings that follow. It's kind of a big deal.You have probably been going along to your church and doing some sessions to help you prepare and understand Confirmation a bit more. As part of this preparation, on Saturday 28th April 2018, hundreds of young people are getting together for Blaze, at the Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes.

Blaze gives you and others preparing for Confirmation, from across the Diocese, to come together: to be encouraged as you prepare for the big day, through a mixture of interactive workshops. There's plenty to do and see, including a chance to get into slightly smaller groups and have a meet and greet with Bishop Peter. It's a good chance to ask our Bishop questions about Confirmation, the Church, and God. Or maybe you just want to know what a Bishop has for breakfast...

Last thing. Quick question. As Catholics, what's the most important appointment of our week? Yep, Sunday Mass. We're going to have Mass together (Saturday evening Mass is the same celebration as Sunday, but a bit earlier) so you might even be allowed to have a lie in on Sunday. Nice.

The cost of the day is £10.

Very last thing. You will need to bring a packed lunch. See you there Blazers!