At Confirmation we are sealed with the Holy Spirit, who strengthens and guides our Christian faith. The Sacrament of Confirmation at St Patrick's Sutherland is a parish based co-ordinated program. This approach acknowledges the important role of parents and families in the whole preparation process, as parents are the first educators of children in their faith. The Parish Sacramental team and parish community, as well as St Patrick's Primary school staff and Catechists, support families during the program. In this partnership, the spiritual development of a child can be nurtured and grown. We hope that families enjoy the family centred Sacramental program and experience a warm sense of belonging. If you have any enquiries regarding Confirmation, please contact Kay Macadam (Sacramental co-ordinator) on Thursday or Fridays from 9am to 3.30pm. We look forward to journeying with families during this special time of their lives.
The St Patrick's Sacramental Team
Eligibility - Candidates must be baptised Catholic, have received First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and be in Year 6 or above.
Enrolment period - 22 April to 8 May (Sorry, no late enrolments are able to be accepted)
Parent Reflection and Information evening - Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 7pm in church
Preparation program from 9am to 9.45am -
Session one - 21 May
Session two - 28 May
Session three - 4 June
Child and parent attends Mass during the program at either the Saturday 5pm Vigil, or Sunday at 8am or 10am. The 20/21 May is the commitment weekend.
Retreat day - Friday 9 June 2017
Sacrament of Confirmation - Friday 16 June at 6.30pm
Masses to receive certificates - 17/18 June - 5pm, 8am or 10am
Baptised youth or adults who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation should approach a Priest for appropriate instruction in the faith. This may be particularly pertinent to Baptised Christians preparing for Marriage.
For more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation, please see the Catechism of the Catholic Church.