Confirmation

What is Confirmation?
“The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of Christian initiation. Confirmation completes Baptism, by which in the laying on of hands and the anointing with Chrism Oil, which first happened at Baptism, we are confirmed with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. We are reminded of our participation in the ministry and mission of Jesus, and strengthened to follow Jesus more closely.”       http://flameoffaith.org.au/confirmation/

Children are confirmed in the year before First Holy Communion. Confirmation takes place in June each year, with preparation preceding it.

Please contact Anne for more information. albanyck.spc@bne.catholic.net.au                                        (Copy and paste  address to email or use ‘Contact’ page.)

Preparation at All Saints

Our preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation is very experiential and based on feelings and understandings of belonging to God’s family here at All Saints.  It involves the children and their parent/s coming together with all the other participants to engage in all aspects of the programme. Therefore is not able to be recreated for individual children. This means that it is essential that you and your child are available for all parts of the programme. So that you can plan around this commitment, we are making the dates available a year in advance. We hope that you can pop them in your calendar and look forward to this wonderful time in the life of your family, as much as we do!

Confirmation Programme Dates 2020

Information Night                      May 17, 7pm(compulsory for parent)

Online Enrolment Period        6am, May 18 to 10pm, May 25

(Due to the generous enrolment period and the time needed to cover all administrative requirements prior to the reception of the sacrament, no late enrolments will be accepted.)

Confirmation Retreat              June 6, 2-4pm 

Mass (Rite of Enrolment)        June 7, 9am

N.B. We are waiting for approval from the Archdiocese for a date for Confirmation. It will be either June 12 or 19. The rehearsal will be the night before, June 11 or 18. I will confirm dates as soon as I hear from them. So, please keep all dates free for the time being. 

Rehearsal                                June 11 or 18, 6pm for Group A or        7pm for Group B

Rite of Confirmation         June 12 or 19, 5.30pm for Group A or 7.30pm for Group B

Celebration Mass              June 21, 9am

Please join the parish Facebook page to keep up to date.

 

Visit our Archdiocesan website for more background on the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Confirmation