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.

To read the official Archdiocese requirements for Confirmation Sponsors please >>>Click Here<<<

 

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 reflection afternoon and rehearsals.

 

2021 Sacramental Program

Due to the current restrictions there are a number of changes to this year’s program. All the important details are available in our Information Letter.

Preparation sessions will held via Zoom. A permission form must be completed and returned to Suzanne Miceli at sacraments.hic@gmail.com prior to commencement of sessions.

If you require a copy of the Zoom permission form, please >>>Click Here<<<

Should you still wish to participate in this year’s Confirmation program, please complete the enrolment form below.

 

Registration

Registration for the sacrament of Confirmation 2021 is now opened.

To enroll your child, please >>>Click Here<<< to complete the enrolment form.

For any further information, enquiries & to submit copies of your child’s sacramental certificates, please email Suzanne at sacraments.hic@gmail.com

 

Dates for Confirmation 2021

Date Time Event Place
Wednesday

11th Aug

Information sent to parents

Online enrolment opens

Wednesday

18th Aug

7pm Parent Information Session on Zoom. Online
Week 1 Preparation

Sat 28th    Aug

3 pm-4pm

Zoom 1

Preparation session 1- Group A
(child and parent)
Online
Sun 29th Aug 11am- 12noon

Zoom1

Alternative Preparation session 1-Group B
(child and parent)
Online
Week 2

Sat 4th Sept

3pm-4pm

Zoom 2

Preparation session 2- Group A
(child and parent)
Online
Sun 5th   Sept 11am- 12noon

Zoom 2

Alternative Preparation 2- Group B
(child and parent)
Online
Week 3

Sat 11th Sept

3 pm -4pm

Zoom 3

Preparation session 3- Group A
(child and parent)
Online
Sun 12th Sept 11am- 12noon

Zoom 3

Alternative Preparation session 3- Group B

(child and parent)

Online
Sat 18th Sep 3pm-4pm

Zoom 4

Preparation session 4- Group A
(child and parent)
Online
Sun 19th Sept 11am- 12noon

Zoom 4

Alternative Preparation session 4- Group B

(child and parent)

Online
Sat 9th Oct 1.30 pm

 

2.00-5pm

Reconciliation for children who do not attend

Holy Innocents’

Rehearsal 1 & Reflection Afternoon

Church

 

 

Church /hall

Sat 16th Oct 3.00-4.30pm Rehearsal 2 Hall
Sun 17th Oct 11.30 am

2.30 pm

The Sacrament of Confirmation Hall

Confirmation for Adults

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

For more information please download “Why be confirmed” by CTS.