“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.
Welcome Parents, Carers and candidates!
Let us be filled with the Holy Spirit as we follow a 6-week interactive preparation program involving candidates, sponsors and parents/carers. Lead by our Parish Priest, Fr. John, we travel on the road with the Saints as we bear witness to the love of Jesus in our lives.
To participate, prepare and receive this sacrament… please download, complete and return an enrolment form, from below. Hardcopies can be found in the foyer of our Church.
This sacrament will be for those candidates in year 6 or over and have received the sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
The Enrolment Fee for Confirmation 2024 is $50.
(This Fee covers the cost of workbooks and resources.)
for children in year 6 or older
Parent information Session: 6 pm Monday 6th May 2024
1st lesson: 3:30pm Saturday 11th May
2nd lesson: 3:30pm Saturday 18th May
3rd lesson: 3:30pm Saturday 25th May
4th lesson: 3:30pm Saturday 1st June
Rehearsal: 6pm Friday 14th June 2024
Sacrament date: 6 pm Friday 21st June 2024
For more information please contact the Sacramental Team on 9746 6131 (option 3)
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