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) from Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 3.30pm. (Phone 9521 2356 or email   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.

2018 Dates

Enrolment period - 3 April to 1 May 2018  (Sorry, no late enrolments are able to be accepted)

Parent Reflection and Information evening - Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 7pm in church

Preparation program from 9am to 9.45am -

Session one - 20 May

Session two - 27 May

Session three - 3 June

Child and parent attends Mass during the program at either the Saturday 5pm Vigil, or Sunday at 8am or 10am.  The 19/20 May is the commitment weekend.

Retreat day - Thursday 14 June 2018

Sacrament of Confirmation - Friday 22 June at 6.30pm

Masses to receive certificates - 23/24 June - 5pm, 8am or 10am