Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation completes a child’s initiation into the Church. In the Archdiocese of Sydney, this sacrament is usually received by young people in Year 6 or older, who have received Holy Communion, desire Christ in their life and demonstrate an active faith commitment in the Church. The strengthening of the Holy Spirit, along with the opportunity for candidates to publicly state their faith means that this is a significant moment in their Christian journey, and a time of great blessing for them, your family, and the whole Church community. It is a point in time in which they are able to affirm the Christian belief and way of life for themselves as they look ahead to their lives as disciples of Christ and members of God’s family as young adults.
CONFIRMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
The Sacrament of Confirmation at St Michael’s Meadowbank will be celebrated on Sunday 10 September 2023 at 3.00pm. Enrolments will open on 12 June 2023.
Anyone in Year 6 or older who has been baptised and has received First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is invited to enrol.
Those who were Confirmed at a younger age (for example, from a Maronite tradition where Confirmation is celebrated at Baptism) are most welcome to be part of this preparation to grow in their understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Children in this situation will receive a blessing at the Confirmation Mass.
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation will start in Term 3, 2023. All sessions will be held in the parish hall.
· Preparation Session 1 – Tuesday/ Wednesday 1/2 August at 7.00pm
· Preparation Session 2 – Tuesday/Wednesday 8/9 August at 7.00pm
· Preparation session 3 – Wednesday/Thursday 16/17 August (No Tuesday due to Feast of The Assumption)
. Preparation Session 4 – Tuesday/Wednesday 22/23 August at 7:00pm
· Reconciliation Evening – Tuesday 29 August at 7.00pm
· Rehearsal – Tuesday 5 September at 7.00pm in the church
Celebration of Confirmation Mass – Sunday 10 September 2023 at 3:00pm
All candidates are required to attend Reconciliation prior to receiving Confirmation – it is a compulsory part of the program.
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in taking part in this program.