Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the gifts of the Holy Spirit received in Baptism. Confirmation completes the sacraments of initiation and celebrates the anointing of the Holy Spirit empowering the baptised to take up their mission and ministry in the Church.

The Bishop is the usual Minister of the sacrament and comes to the Parish to confirm children in Year 6 and above through the parish-based sacramental program.

The program runs in Term Three of the school year and is offered to all young Catholic people in Year 6 or above.

The program begins with a leaders' training evening and is followed by a parent evening and Sunday Mass enrolment. The preparation is undertaken in small home groups over four weeks with one-hour sessions weekly.

There is an essential Retreat on Saturday afternoon a week ahead of Confirmation.

Enrolments:  Letters with key dates and further information are available in the last three weeks of Term Two. They are available from St Mark's School, Drummoyne Public School and the foyer of the Church. Closing date is one week prior to the end of Term Two. Baptism certificate is required with fully completed forms. No late applications are accepted.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated at either Saturday 6 pm or Sunday 9 am Mass on the last weekend of August.

Adult sacrament is celebrated in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney twice a year after suitable preparation in the Parish.

The Parish Priest confirms when there are adults received into the faith community at Easter and at other times when the Bishop deputes him to confirm.