Sacrament of Confirmation
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.
Once a student enters Year 6 or above and has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation & First Eucharist they are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
- Candidates are in Year 6 or above at school.
- Attend St Augustine’s or St Joseph’s on a regular basis.
- Candidates have been baptised and celebrated their First Reconciliation & First Eucharist. A copy of all celebrated Sacraments provided with enrolment form if not completed at St Augustine’s or St Joseph’s parish.
- Each candidate is expected to participate in a 4-week preparation program prior to the Sacrament ceremony day.
Enrolments have now closed for 2023
Please check in Term 1 2024 for enrolment information for 2024.
The Sacrament of Confirmation requires the candidate to choose a person to be their sponsor. This person cannot be their parent, must be at least 16 years of age and a confirmed Catholic who is a witness to the faith. As Confirmation is linked to Baptism, ideally the sponsor would be one of your child’s godparents. If this is not possible, another sponsor may be chosen.
The Confirmation Ceremony
The Confirmation Ceremony takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a group photograph with the Bishop. Families are then free to leave to celebrate further.
Children are not required to buy special outfits for the Sacrament, however they are required to dress appropriately. A general guide is how they would dress to attend a family wedding. Boys should be in long trousers (not jeans), dark shoes (not runners), collared shirt. Girls should be in a knee or ankle length dress or slacks (not jeans), with hair neatly arranged. No runners.
For questions regarding Confirmation please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157 or email the sacramental coordinator at [email protected]