“Confirmation is the means by which the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the baptised candidate, just as the Holy Spirit was given to the apostles at Pentecost….The Holy Spirit draws the candidate closer to Christ. The Holy Spirit also strengthens the person to live as a witness of Christ:” ~ Springer, 2011 p40
In the Sydney Archdiocese, the sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon a child in year 6. The candidate should be turning 11 years of age or older in the year in which they are to be Confirmed.
Each candidate nominates a sponsor who is a Confirmed and practising Catholic over the age of 16 years. The role of the sponsor is to provide spiritual guidance and support to the candidate and present the candidate to the Bishop for anointing on the day of Confirmation. Each candidate must choose a Catholic Saints name for their Confirmation name. The chosen saint should be someone the candidate admires for their deeds or qualities.
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Candidates,
The application form for our Confirmation 2022 sacramental program will be available soon.
ELIGIBIITY TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
- Your child must be in Year 6 or above in 2022 to receive Confirmation
- Have received the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion (Certificates must be provided).
The Enrolment Fee for Confirmation 2022 is $50.
(This Fee covers the cost of workbooks and resources.)
For more information please contact the Sacramental Team on 9746 6131 (option 3)
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via email: firstname.lastname@example.org