The Sacrament of Confirmation
will next be offered on
23 May 2020
We would like to thank you for considering the Sacrament of Confirmation for your child.
The Sacrament of Confirmation confirms and strengthens the gift of the Spirit received at Baptism, draws us deeper into the life of the Trinity and completes one’s initiation into the Catholic Church. We would like to thank you for considering the sacrament of Confirmation for your child.
Once a student enters Year 6 or above, in Primary School and has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, First Eucharist they are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. At St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes, this sacrament is offered during Term 2 of the school year (with registration completed during the previous term). Every candidate is required to participate in a 4-5 week preparation program, prior to the Sacramental day.
There is a fee of $60 which is required to cover the costs of preparation materials. You are asked to pay this at the time you register your child. It can be paid by credit card via the link to the left of this page (Make your Payment or Donation), or by delivering the money, in an envelope, to the parish Secretary (marked with your child’s name). If you have difficulty in paying this fee please arrange an appointment to see Fr Salas by contacting the Parish Office on (02) 9810 1157
Please see below the important dates for the preparation and the celebration of the sacrament.
Attendance at all of the following events is required to fully complete the program.
|Parent Information Night at St Augustine’s Church.
This event gives you an overall idea of the Sacrament program offered and is an opportunity to have any questions you may have answered. (Your child does not need to attend).
|Commitment Masses – Candidates and their families are asked to attend one of these Masses to return the Candidate’s Commitment Card prior to the commencement of the preparation program.
Another Mass should be attended during the preparation period.
|28 April||Preparation program begins|
|19 May||Spirituality Day – called ‘A Day in the Spirit’|
|23 May||Confirmation Ceremonies 11:00am St Joseph’s & 2:00pm St Augustine’s|
REGISTRATION for CONFIRMATION
2020 opens 16 March
For questions regarding Confirmation please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157
or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org