Confirmation 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The parish is inviting eligible candidates to enrol for the sacrament of Confirmation which will be celebrated at our parish on,

Wednesday 29th November @ 7pm by our Reverend Archbishop Anthony Fisher

To be eligible:

  1. The candidate 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 candidates along with their families will commence with an Information Evening Wednesday 18th Oct 2023 at 7.00pm, a commitment mass and preparation classes. Please note active participation is essential if you wish to receive this sacrament.

Use this Link to register

 2023 – Confirmation – Google Forms

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email, should you need support.

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

Streams of living water will flow from within.


Important Dates for Confirmation 2023

01 Dec 2022                     Commencement of Registration   
10 Feb 2023                     Final date for Registration  
Wed 18 Oct 2023, 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  
Sat 04 Nov 2023, 5.00pm & Sun 05 Nov 2023, 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.  
Wed 25 Oct 2023, 7.00 pm                                                                  Session 1
Venue: All classes are held at the Church
Wed 01 Nov 2023, 7.00 pmSession 2  
Wed 08 Nov 2023, 7.00 pmSession 3  
Wed 15 Nov 2023, 7.00 pmSession 4  
Sun 26 Nov 2023 10.00am – 2.00pm  Reflection Day
Fri 17 Nov 2023  Last day to submit Google Classroom assignment
29 Nov 2023, 7.00pmSacrament of Confirmation  

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, confirmation 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.