Confirmation

“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.

Confirmation 2022

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 2022 is $50.

(This Fee covers the cost of workbooks and resources.)

CONFIRMATION 2022- for children in year 6 or older

Parent information Session: 7pm Monday 9th May 2022
1st lesson: 3pm Saturday 14th May 2022
2nd lesson: 3pm Saturday 21st May 2022
3rd lesson: 3pm Saturday 28th May 2022
4th lesson: 3pm Saturday 4th June 2022
Rehearsal: 6pm Friday 10th June 2022

Sacrament date: 6 pm Friday 17th June 2022

For more information please contact the Sacramental Team on 9746 6131 (option 3)
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via email: sc@stmarthas.org.au