Confirmation will be happening in Term 3, 2023.
Sacramental Preparation Lessons
For state and independent school candidates, there will be 3 lessons held over 3 consecutive weeks from the end of July to mid-August 2023.
Rehearsal & Reconciliation
All candidates are required to attend a Rehearsal and Reconciliation evening in preparation for celebrating the Rite of Confirmation. The Rehearsal will be held the week starting 14th August 2023. The exact date and time to be advised.
Rite of Confirmation Masses
Dates and times to be advised.
Celebrating Confirmation 2023
Please note the children at St Michael’s Parish celebrate their Confirmation in Year 6 or above. They are required to be baptised in the Catholic faith and to have received their First Reconciliation and celebrated their First Holy Communion before celebrating Confirmation. If you child needs to receive either of the previous sacraments please contact the parish office to discuss ph 9427 2034.
Date and time for the Information Evening to be advised.
State and independent school candidates prepare for their Confirmation with 3 lessons held over 3 consecutive weeks, from the end of July to mid-August 2023. Full attendance is required. St Michael’s Year 6 students will receive their lessons during school class time.
RECONCILIATION & REHEARSAL
Reconciliation, liturgy rehearsal and mass attendance is scheduled in preparation for celebrating the Rite of Confirmation. It is compulsory that candidates make their Reconciliation and attend the liturgy rehearsal followed by evening Mass on the date that corresponds to the Confirmation Mass they have selected.
The dates and times for the Rite of Confirmation Masses, 2023, are to be advised.
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 via the Parish website.
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.
Contact the Parish office on 9427 2034 if you require further information.