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 2018 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 sacrament 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 28th June, 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 receipt number, you will need it in the next stage.

 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 2018

Event Date Time Venue
Parent Meeting Thurs 28/06/18 7.30pm Hall
Commitment Masses Sat 07/07/18  or
Sun 08/07/18
5pm

 

10am

Church
Rehearsal 1 Sat 11/08/18 3.00-4.30pm Church
Sacrament of

Reconciliation

 

Retreat

Sat 18/08/18 1.00-2.00 pm

 

 

2pm-5pm

Church/Hall
Rehearsal 2 Sat 25/08/18

 

3.00-4.30 pm Church
Ceremony Sun 26/08/18 11.30am Church

Currently Offered Confirmation Prepatation Groups

At this stage there will be two preparation sessions. Other session times may also be offered if more leaders come forward. A Thursday evening session will be offered from 7pm-8pm only if we have at least six interested families.

Group 1: Suzanne Miceli Saturdays (Hall)

 14/07/18

(3.45-4.45)

 21/07/18

(3.45-4.45)

 28/07/18

(3.45-4.45)

 

Group 2: Suzanne Miceli: Sunday (Hall)

29/07/18

(11.00-12.00)

5/08/18

(9.00-10.00)

12/08/18

(11.00-12.00)

 

Group 3: Suzanne Miceli Thursdays 7.00-8.00
(Only if there are at least 6 participants)

2/08/18

7.00-8.00

9/08/18

7.00-8.00

16/08/18

7.00-8.00

 

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.