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. It also 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”.

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 program for children is annual and will commence again in August 2018.

To join our program, your child must be in Year 6, at least 10 years of age and have already received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.

Enrolment forms will only be available at the Parents’ Information Night on Wed 25 July 2018, 7.30pm at the Church.

To download the Confirmation schedule, click here: Confirmation Calendar 2018

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