Confirmation

Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation (the others being Baptism and Holy Communion).Those who have been baptised continue on the path of Christian initiation through the sacrament of Confirmation. In this sacrament, they receive the fullness of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, just as the apostles received them at Pentecost.

“This giving of the Holy Spirit conforms believers more perfectly to Christ and strengthens them so that they may bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love. They are so marked with the character or seal of the Lord that the Sacrament of Confirmation cannot be repeated.” (Introduction to Rite of Confirmation)

Requirements

Within the Archdiocese of Sydney, Confirmation is conferred in year 6. The candidate must be baptised and have received the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Each candidate is to have a sponsor who is a practicing Catholic of sixteen years of age or older and who has received the Sacraments of Initiation. In order to keep the connection with Baptism, it is recommended that the godparent also be the sponsor. However this is not compulsory. Parents may not be sponsors.

The Parish Based Program at Holy Innocents’

Children from a variety of schools come together to learn and celebrate as a united Parish community. We follow the Sydney Archdiocese preparation program. Children and at least one parent must attend four group preparation sessions. In these sessions, the children, with the support of their parents, will be given thorough catechesis on the meaning of sacrament. Content is reinforced by the teachers and catechists in our schools. The children must also attend a commitment Mass, a retreat afternoon and rehearsals.

Registration

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2017 is now opened.

Registration is to be completed online. Before enrolling, please ensure you have read and understand the Confirmation Enrolment letter.

If you do not have a copy of the letter please >>>Click Here<<<

A fee of $70 is required as part of the enrolment process. This is to cover expenses such as the preparation booklets, sashes, pins and photography in the church. This payment can be made in cash or cheque at the Parent Information Evening, or online through the parish website.

 Enrolling in this sacarment is a TWO STAGE process:

STAGE 1
Please decide on your method of payment. You may pay by cash or cheque at the Parish information evening on Thursday 10th Aug, or you may pay online right now.

If you are paying by cash or cheque, please proceed to Stage 2 now.
If you are paying online, you must do so BEFORE proceeding to Stage 2.

To pay online, please follow these steps:
-Click on red button at the bottom of this page: “Make a donation or payment”
-Click on “Click here to donate”
-Select “1001984 – Sacramental Programs”
-Fill in your details
-Click on Card type
-Fill in card details
-Click on “Proceed”
-Take note of your reciept number, you will need it in the next stage.

STAGE 2
Once you have completed stage 1, you must complete an enrolement form for each child you have participating in the sacrament.

To complete an enrolement form >>>CLICK HERE<<<

PLEASE NOTE: Your child will not be considered enrolled in this sacramental program until you have completed both stages of enrolment. 

 

For any further information, enquiries & to submit copies of your child's sacramental certificates, please email Suzanne at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

Important Dates for the Sacarament of Confirmation 2017

Date

Time

Event

Venue

Thursday

3rd Aug

9am

Enrolment Opens

Online

Thurs 10th Aug

7.30pm

Parent Information Meeting

Hall

Sat 19th /Sun 20th Aug

5pm/10am

Commitment Masses

Church

Mon 21st Aug

12 midnight

Enrolments Close

Online

Sat 16th Sept

2pm-4.45pm

Retreat Afternoon

Hall

Sat 23rd Sept

3.00-4.30pm

Rehearsal 1

Church

Sat 14th Oct

2.00-3.00

 

 

 

 

3.00-

4.30 pm

The sacrament of Reconciliation for children that do not attend Holy Innocents’

 

Rehearsal 2

Church

Sun 15th Oct

11.30pm

Confirmation

Church

 

Preparation Groups

Group 1: Carmen Bezjak

Time and dates to be determined

 

Group 2: Annemaree Stewart: Saturdays (hall)

19th Aug

(3.45-4.45)

26th Aug

(3.45-4.45)

2nd Sept

(3.00-4.00)

 

Group 3: Suzanne Miceli: Sunday 11am -12noon (hall)

20th Aug

27th Aug

3rd Sept

 

Confirmation for Adults

Adults, who wish to reiceve this sacrament, please contact the parish office for details.

For more information please download "Why be confirmed" by CTS.