Confirmation 2021

 From 30 March Information Session for Parents via Fr Geoffrey's youtube channel


youtube link available below


 Open 20 April

 Close  2 May


Enrolments via the Parish website 


on-line bookings > Sacraments > Confirmation


4, 11 & 18 May


5, 12 & 19 May


 Preparation Lessons for state and private school candidates commence 4  or 5 May 2021. There are 3  x 50 minute lessons held over 3 weeks. St Michael's Year 6 students receive their lessons during class time.

 Parish Hall (Dorritt St)
 4:00pm or 5:00pm



 Liturgy rehearsal - TBC


  24, 25, 26 or 28 May  Rite of Confirmation service

St Michael's Church



Celebrating Confirmation 2021

Information Evening

The Confirmation Program information session for parents will be available on Fr Geoffrey's youtube channel. There will be no information meeting for parents at the church.

Information Session for Parents of students in Year 6 at State and Private schools, click here.

Information Session for Parents of students in Year 6 at St Michael's primary school, click here.


Please note the children at St Michael's Parish celebrate their Confirmation in Year 6 or above. They are required to have made their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion before receiving Confirmation. If you child needs to receive either of the previous sacraments please contact Fr Geoffrey to discuss ph 9427 2509.


Presentation Masses

There will be no presentation of candidates due to restrictions on church capacity.


Lesson Preparation

State and private school candidates prepare for their Confirmation with lessons led by Katherine de Haast, our Sacramental Coordinator. They attend 3 x 50 minute lessons held over 3 weeks. St Michael's Year 6 students will receive their lessons during school class time.


Rite of Confirmation 

The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham on 24, 25, 26 and 28 May 2021 at 6pm. Candidates are to select one of the four services offered.

Service dates are subject to any changes in COVID-19 restriction received from NSW Government on attendance numbers at places of worship. At present church numbers are restricted so each candidate may have a maximum of eight family/guests only. The eight includes the candidate and their sponsor.


Confirmation Name

Candidates may choose a Confirmation name, or they can be confirmed using the name that they were given at baptism. If they wish to choose a confirmation name, that is the name the bishop will use when confirming them. So for example, if Mary Smith were to choose Bernadette as a confirmation name, the bishop would say when confirming her, "Bernadette, be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit". If candidates decide to adopt a confirmation name they choose the name of a saint whose life has inspired them.


Selecting a Sponsor

Before selecting a sponsor please read the message from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP. Download here.



Enrolment for Confirmation can be made between 20 April and 2 May 2021 and may be accessed via the link below during this period. 

Information required when booking include: Baptism and sacrament information, if not previously received at the Parish. Nominate a Confirmation name if taking a name other than their baptismal name. Nominate the name of their chosen sponsor and contact number of sponsor. There is a $30.00 program fee for State & Private school candidates participating in the after school lessons. There is no fee for St Michael's Year 6 students who receive their instruction during class time.

Bookings have now closed. Contact the Parish office on 9427 2034 if you require further information.


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