"Those who have been baptised continue on the path of Christian initiation through the sacrament of confirmation. In this way, they receive the Holy Spirit, conforming them more perfectly to Christ and strengthening them so that they may bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love"
(Rite of Confirmation, nn. 1-2)
The celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation includes the family, school and parish community.
Children are prepared for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation at an appropriate age level, which is Year 6.
Children enrolled in Catholic schools participate in a program which assists in their understanding of the sacraments. In cases of children attending schools other than Catholic, a program is presented after school over a number of weeks. There is set class work in addition to family activities to be done at home.
All children and their families preparing for this Sacrament are expected to attend Faith Evenings as circulated, as well as Sunday Mass at various times throughout the preparation time.
2020 Confirmation preparation dates
For further information please contact our Pastoral Associate, Sandy Starbuck (9412 8493).
Download the Sacramental Program form here