Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation completes the initiation of the baptised into the fullness of Christian life within the Church. Confirmation is a sacrament through which we receive the Holy Spirit making us stronger and more complete Christians. In Baptism we are made Christians, but become more fully alive when we are endowed with the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. Confirmation is a reaffirming of our baptism. Those who receive Confirmation receive the grace to accept the responsibility to live as Christ did, by word and actions, and to spread and preserve the faith. The Sacrament of Confirmation gives us the strength ‘to endure to the end’ and provides us with the grace and virtues necessary to save our souls, so we can say as St Paul said;

“I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith”.

The instruction of the Church, based on canons 889 to 891 requires all eligible Catholics to receive the sacrament of Confirmation with proper preparation and commitment.

Our Diocese organises a preparation program for Adults each year (who have already received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist) to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. See Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Confirmation Program for children

Our Parish runs an annual Confirmation program for children. If you would like your child to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, he/she must have received the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Communion. He/she must also be in Year 6 and at least 10 years of age.

Enrolments are now open. Please click on the links below to download an enrolment form and calendar.

Confirmation Enrolment Form 2017

Confirmation Calendar 2017

For enquiries, please call Jill on 9852-0583 or on email at admin@john23rd.org.au