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 2019 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 $60 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 sacrament is a TWO STAGE process:

 

Stage 1

Please make your payment of $60 BEFORE completing the online enrolment form

To complete online payment please click “Support Us” then “Donate” at the top of this page.
Alternatively, >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Nest, follow these steps:

-Select “1001984 – Sacramental Programs”
-Fill in your details
-Click on Card type
-Fill in card details
-Click on “Proceed”
-Take note of your receipt number, you will need it in the next stage.

Now proceed to Stage 2

 

Stage 2

Once you have completed stage 1, you must complete an enrolment form each child you have participating in the sacrament.

To complete an enrolment 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  sacraments.hic@gmail.com

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 Confirmation 2019

Date Time Event Place
Thurs 27th June 7.30 pm Parent Information Evening Hall (entrance Cheltenham Rd)
Sat 27th July 2.30pm-4.45pm

 

5 pm

 

Welcome/Reflection afternoon for children.

 

Commitment Mass for Parents/ children

Classroom

 

 

Church

Sun 28th July 10am Alternative Commitment Mass for children and parents Church
Friday 23rd Aug 6.30pm-9.00pm Child/Sponsor evening Classroom
Saturday 24th Aug 3.30-4.30 Rehearsal 1 (All children) Church
Saturday 31st Aug 3.00

 

 

 

3.30-4.30

Reconciliation for children not attending Holy Innocents’ School

 

 

Rehearsal 2 (All children)

Church
Saturday 7th Sept 3.30-4.30 Rehearsal 3 (All children) Church
Sunday 8th Sept 11.30 The Sacrament of Confirmation Church

 

Preparation Groups

Sunday 11am Paola/Suzanne

Sun 28th July Sun 4th Aug 11th Aug 18th Aug

Saturday Suzanne

Sat 3rd Aug

3.45-4.45

Sat 10th Aug

3.45-4.45

Sat 17th Aug

3.34-4.45

Sat 24th Aug

2.00-3.00

Wednesday 3.30 Camille

31st July 7th Aug 14th Aug 21st Aug

Thursday 7pm Suzanne TBC

1st Aug 8th Aug 15th Aug 22nd Aug

 

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.