The Rite of Confirmation will take place in Term 3, 2023.
Sunday 27th August – Mass 1: 11.30am and Mass 2: 3.00pm
Sacramental Preparation Lessons
For St Michael’s, State and Independent school candidates, there will be 3 lessons held over 3 consecutive weeks in August 2023.
Rehearsal & Reconciliation
All candidates are required to attend a Rehearsal and Reconciliation in preparation for celebrating the Rite of Confirmation.
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 your child needs to receive either of the previous sacraments please contact the parish office to discuss ph 9427 2034.
Confirmation Commitment Mass to be held on Sun 30th July at 6pm.
All St Michael’s, State and Independent school candidates prepare for their Confirmation with 3 lessons held over 3 consecutive Sundays in August 2023 – 6th, 13th and 20th. Program – 9.30 Mass, 10.30 Morning Tea, 10.45 to 11.45 Activity. Full attendance is required and atleast one parent/carer to attend with each child. .
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. Mass 1 Rehearsal – Thurs 24th August, Mass 2 Rehearsal – Fri 25th August Reconciliation is at 6.30pm (Reconciliation) 7pm (Rehearsal) both nights. St Michael’s students will have both rehearsal and reconciliation during school hours.
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 (see below).
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 all students.
Contact the Parish office on 9427 2034 if you require further information
or email Lisa Rossi at email@example.com