Confirmation programme occurs every second year:
2018 Confirmation will be on Sunday September 9th 2018 at 9.30am at St Marys Church
We run confirmation programs every two years. We confirm year 10 and above - preferably 16 years. This program is 8 weeks. There is a camp of two nights up at Jerusalem . Those participating are asked to attend evening Mass on a Sunday night and to participate in the ministry at these Masses. The program is also run at 5.00pm on Sunday night. It's never to late to be confirmed and we actively seek confirmation from our older students young parents and others in our community.
Click here for enrolment form: Confirmation enrolment form 2018
Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. This sacrament is calledConfirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself.
During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. Catholics believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts.
Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. These gifts are supernatural graces given to the soul. The 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, long-suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity — human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit.