Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is one of three Sacraments of Initiation which includes Baptism and Eucharist.
“Those who have been baptised continue on the path of Christian initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation. In this way, they receive the Holy Spirit, conforming them more perfectly to Christ and strengthening them so that they may bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love.” (Rite of Confirmation, nn. 1-2)
In the Archdiocese of Sydney Confirmation is received after First Eucharist when the child is in Year Five (5) and Year Six (6) or older. Like Baptism, Confirmation is only received once, whereas Eucharist is received over and over every week.
People normally receive their Sacraments in the Parish where they live. However, requests may be made for Confirmation at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley. Confirmation of those who do not live within the Waverley Parish requires permission of the Parish Priest of their local Parish. Your child cannot complete this Sacrament without permission from your local Parish.
- Candidates are in Year 6 or above at school.
- Attend Mary Immaculate Church on a regular basis.
- Candidates have been baptised and celebrated their First Reconciliation & First Eucharist. A copy of all celebrated Sacraments provided with enrolment form if not completed at St Charles Borromeo Parish.
- Attendance at the Information Night by the Candidate and at least one parent/carer is mandatory.
Key Dates for 2023
Parent Information Evening: Wednesday, 3rd May @ 6.30pm at Parish Centre
Commitment Mass: Saturday, 6th May @ 5pm at Mary Immaculate Church
Confirmation Spirituality / Training Day: Wednesday, 14th June @ 9.15am-12.30pm
Sacrament of Confirmation: Sunday, 18th June @ 2pm (St Charles Primary) & 5pm (Waverley Boys/Parish) at Mary Immaculate Church