Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation completes a child’s initiation into the Church. In the Archdiocese of Sydney, this sacrament is usually received by young people in Year 6 or older, who have received Holy Communion, desire Christ in their life and demonstrate an active faith commitment in the Church. The strengthening of the Holy Spirit, along with the opportunity for candidates to publicly state their faith means that this is a significant moment in their Christian journey, and a time of great blessing for them, your family, and the whole Church community. It is a point in time in which they are able to affirm the Christian belief and way of life for themselves as they look ahead to their lives as disciples of Christ and members of God’s family as young adults.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 12th September 2021. There will be 2 Confirmation Masses – 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Anyone in Year 6 or older who has been baptised and has received First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is invited to enril.
Those who were Confirmed at a younger age (for example, from a Maronite tradition where Confirmation is celebrated at Baptism) are most welcome to be part of this preparation to grow in their understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Children in this situation will receive a blessing at the Confirmation Mass.
Please fill in the form on the attached link below and submit it not later than Friday 16 July 2021.
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation will begin in term 3:
Preparation session 1 – Tuesday/Wednesday 3/4 August
Preparation Session 2 – Tuesday/Wednesday 10/11 August
Preparation session 3 – Tuesday/Wednesday 17/18 August
Preparation session 4 – Tuesday/Wednesday 24/25 August
Reconciliation evening – Tuesday 31 August
Rehearsal – Tuesday 7 September
All sessions will be held in the parish hall from 7.00pm and will last about an hour. All candidates are required to attend one session per week on either the Tuesday or Wednesday. It is preferred that you attend the same day each week, however, if you need to swap nights on any week, that is perfectly fine. If a child is not able to attend a session, it is requested that you send an email letting us know prior to the commencement of that session. All children should be accompanied by one parent and should bring along pencils/pens to write with. All other materials will be supplied.
The cost of the program is $30.00 payable at a later date.