St Mark's The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the baptised and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It imprints a character, enriches by the gift of the Holy Spirit the baptised continuing on the path of Christian initiation, and binds them more perfectly to the Church" (Can. 897).

Within the Archdiocese of Sydney, the parish of St. Mark's, runs in Term 3 of the school year and is offered to all young Catholic children Year 6 or above who have received Holy Communion and are invited to seek Confirmation, their choice to commit to their own faith into adult years.

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 2019 Retreat on Saturday 24 August in the afternoon a week ahead of the Confirmation sacrament.

Enrolments:  
Letters with key dates and further information are available on the 14 June 2019. They are available from St. Mark's School, Drummoyne Public School, the foyer of St Mark's Church and St Mark's Parish Office. Closing date is 28 June 2019. Baptism certificate is required with fully completed forms. No late applications are accepted.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated at either Saturday 6.00pm or Sunday 9.00am Mass in on the last weekend of August 2019. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation 2019:

14 June - 28 June 2019 
Enrolment Letter & Application Form - Return by 28 June 2019 

Tuesday 23 July, 7.30pm @ Parish Centre Upstairs 
Leaders Meeting - Attendance Essential 

Thursday 25 July , 7.30pm @ St Mark's Hall 
Parents Only Meeting - Attendance Essential 

Confirmation Portofolio 

 Saturday / Sunday 27 / 28 July 2019 6.00pm Masses only 
Enrolment in Mass - Attendance Essential 

29 July - 19 August 2019, Group Preparation 
Four weekly one hour sessions - Attendance Essential at ALL sessions

Saturday 24 August 2019 3.45pm – 7.00pm. (includes 6pm Retreat Mass) 
Candidate Retreat and Mass – Children Attendance Essential with Leaders
St Mark's Hall & St Mark's Church (Mass) 

Tuesday 20 & 27 August 2019  from 7.00pm- 8.00pm
Saturday 24 & 31 August 2019 from 11.00am – 11.55am 

Sacrament of Reconciliation – @ St Marks Church 

Saturday 31 August 2019 Vigil 6.00pm & Sunday 1 September 2019 at 9.00am.
Confirmation Celebration Masses (Note: Father's Day 1 September 2019) 

We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

For more information, please complete the Confirmation enrolment application & return to our Pastoral Associate email: pa@stmarksdrummoyne.org.au for a reply within 10 working days or contact the Parish office on 9181 1795.

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

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