This sacrament of initation is closely linked with Baptism and brings to further fulfilment what was begun in baptism. Confirmation is a sacrament of empowerment. It gives a strength to follow Jesus and to become involved in the mission which Jesus left to the Church. It is especially associated with the story of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles, Mary and the other disciples.

Children's Confirmation

Children in our parish are eligible to receive Confirmation if they have been baptised (or received) into the Catholic Church and are at least 7 years of age.

Our parish Confirmation ceremony for children is celebrated by the Bishop and is held once a year, usually in October. They prepare for this through the Children's Sacramental Program.

Enrolments for Confirmation in 2015 will open after our Parent Sacramental Overview Meeting which will be hed on Wednesday 22 July at 7:30pm in the Church. This meeting will give an overview of the entire sacramental process covering Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

For more information please contact Angela Hague (Tuesday - Thursday on 9410 9033 or via e-mail: angela@chatswoodparish.org.au

Adult Confirmation

  1. Those who are already baptised Catholic but have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation is celebrated by the Bishop in the Diocesan Cathedral Church Our Lady of the Rosary Hornsby, normally on the Feast of Pentecost. If there are a large number of adult Confirmation candidates in the parish, the Bishop may come to our parish to celebrate it. To enroll for adult Confirmation, please complete the Adult Confirmation Form and return the completed form to the parish office. Someone from the office will be in touch to confirm details.

  2. Those who are not yet baptised or received Catholics. In this case Confirmaiton can be celebrated by the local priest in the same ceremony in which the Baptism or Reception takes place. Their preparation for this is usually through the Rite of Chirstian Initation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)