Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on 8 & 9 June at St Peter Chanel Church, Berala by the Most Rev Daniel Meagher (Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney)

Confirmation 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The parish is inviting all families to enrol their child for the sacrament of Confirmation which will be celebrated at our parish in the:

Second week of June 2022 (exact date will be communicated in the near future)

To be eligible:

  1. Your child should be in year 6 (minimum age 11 years) and above
  2. Received the Sacrament of Baptism
  3. Received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and
  4. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

The parish-based Preparation Program for children and their families will commence with an Information Evening on the 05 May 2022 at 7.00pm, a commitment mass and preparation classes. Please note active participation is essential if you wish to have your child receive this sacrament. The current plan is to host face to face classes supported by some online tasks.

Use this Link to register

Registration Form

We look forward in sharing this journey with you and your family.

God bless,                                                                                                                            

Sophia Brewty

Sacramental Coordinator.

St Peter Chanel & St Joseph Parish

Email: sacraments@stpeter-stjoseph.org.au                                                   

Phone:  (02) 9644 7787


Important Dates for Confirmation 2022

Week of 15 Dec 2021                     Commencement of Registration   
28 Feb 2022                     Final date for Registration  
Thu 05 May 2022, 7.00pm                       Parent Information Evening Venue: The Parish Hall   It is a requirement that all candidates along with their parents/guardian attend and participate in ALL sessions & complete online assignments  
Sun 08 May 2022, 10.00am                        Commitment Mass Kindly remember to bring in your Commitment card that will be given out at the Information Evening   Candidates along with their Parents/Guardians are required to attend this Mass and promise/commit to actively partake in the preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.  
Thu 12 May 2022, 7.00pm                                                                  Session 1 Venue: All classes are held at the Church
Thu 19 May 2022, 7.00 pmSession 2  
Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00 pmSession 3  
Thu 02 Jun 2022, 7.00 pmSession 4  
Sun 05 June 2022, 10.00am – 2.00pmReflection Day
Mon 30 May 2022  Last day to submit Google Classroom assignment
8 & 9 June 2022Sacrament of Confirmation at St Peter Chanel Church, Berala by the Most Rev Daniel Meagher (Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney)

Please mark these dates in your calendars.


The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confir- mation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consist in this ‘that the whole man submits himself to Truth, in the judgment of his understanding, in the submission of his will and in the consecration of his whole power of love . . . To do this, poor-spirited man is only able when he has been confirmed by God’s grace’

This confirmation in the power of the Holy Spirit leading to a firm profession of faith has always been the particular effect which Catholic tradition has ascribed to the sacrament. It is effect which complements and completes that of baptism.


THE CHURCH TEACHES:
Confirmation is a true sacrament instituted by Christ and different from baptism. It is administered by laying-on of hands and anointing with chrism accompanied by prayer. The chrism is blessed by the bishop and the bishop administers the sacrament. All baptized persons can and should be confirmed. The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is to give strength in faith and for the confession of faith and to impress an indelible character.