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 2018 Retreat on Sunday 26 August in the afternoon a week ahead of the Confirmation sacrament.

Letters with key dates and further information are available in the last three weeks of Term 2. 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 one week prior to the end of Term 2. 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 on the first weekend of September 2018.

The Sacrament of Confirmation 2018:
8 June – 29 June 2018

Enrolment Letter & Application Form - Return by 29 June 2018 

Tuesday 24 July 2018 7.30pm @ Parish Centre Upstairs
Parent Leaders Meeting - Attendance Essential

Thursday 26 July 2018 7.30pm @ St. Mark's Hall
Parent Only Meeting - Attendance Essential

Saturday/Sunday 28/29 July 2018 6.00pm & 9.00am Masses
Enrolment Mass – Attendance Essential

30 July – 20 August 2018 Group Preparation
Four weekly one hour session – Attendance Essential at all sessions

Sunday 26 August 2018 3.45pm – 7.00pm.
Retreat and Mass – Attendance Essential

Thursday 23 & 30 August 2018 7.00pm- 8.00pm, 1 September 2018 11.00am – 11.55am @ St. Mark's Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Attendance Essential

Saturday 6.00pm & Sunday 9.00am - 1 & 2 September 2018.
Celebration Masses

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: 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.