Dear Parents/Guardians,

The parish would like to invite all children in Year 6 and above to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Please note to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, you must have received the below sacraments prior to 2021.

  1. The sacrament of Baptism.
  2. The sacrament of Reconciliation
  3. The sacrament of First Holy Communion

Kindly note the sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated this year at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday the 8th of August at 3.30pm as part of the Central Deanery group.

The Confirmation Preparation Program for children and their families will commence on 23rd June at 7pm in the church. There will be five classes that students must attend with a parent or adult. Further, students and their family are required to attend the Commitment Mass on Saturday, 26th June, at 5pm at St Peter Chanel & St Joseph Parish.

Please note active participation is essential if you wish to have your child receive this sacrament. These classes will be in person and there will be some online tasks assigned as a part of the preparation program.

Kindly take the time to complete your registration online before the set due date 31 May 2021 and add the dates in your calendars.

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email on sacraments@stpeter-stjoseph.org.au. We look forward in sharing this journey with you and your family.

God bless,

Sophia Brewty

Sacramental Coordinator


REGISTRATION FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Please note registration will be done ONLINE:

https://us8.list-manage.com/survey?u=65b2124a8202060424c7ed0b0&id=bff176d656&e=|UNIQID|                                 

  • Kindly follow the banking instruction on the First page of the online form.
  • Remittance Reference: Add CON + Child’s First name Initial Surname  (Example Only: Child’s name Sophia Brewty: CON S BREWTY)
  • Please remember to add the above reference when making the payment.
  • If your child was baptised, received the sacrament of First Reconciliation and first Holy Communion at St Peter Chanel Church or St Joseph the Worker Parish, you do not need to submit a copy of the certificates. However, if your child was baptised, received the sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion elsewhere, please email a copy of the certificates to: sacraments@stpeter-stjoseph.org.au along with remittance details of the Registration fee of $50.
  • Registration closes – 31 May 2021 (Please register at your earliest and note the link to registration will no longer be available after this date).

If for any reason you do not have access to this option or are having troubling with the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email or phone.

Email: sacraments@stpeter-stjoseph.org.au

Phone:  (02) 9644 7787


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.