In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his Baptism into practice through his life and acts as a 'witness' for Christ.
In accord with Parramatta diocesan policy, the sacrament of Confirmation is conferred after the reception of First Eucharist.
Confirmation candidates are to be in Year 5 or older. The programme is parish-based. Unconfirmed adolescents or adults who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to ring the parish office.
Adult confirmations occur annually in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral: Inquire at OLR parish office.
2018 (May to Aug) Programme Info: (Year 5 and older)
Information Nights: Term 2, Week 2, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30pm (15/05, 17/05)
Applications due: Week 3 Friday (at parish office) (May 25)
Classes begin: Week 6 (though 2018, Sunday June 10)
Class dates: 10/6, 17/6, 24/6, 1/7, 8/7, 22/7, 29/7, 5/8, 12/8.
Confirmation retreat: August 19
Parent meeting: Term 3, Week 3, Tuesday 7:30pm (Tuesday 31 July)
Confirmation confessions: August 11,18.
Confirmation practice: Term 3, Week 5, Tuesday 7pm. (August 21)
Sacrament: Friday August 24, 7:30pm
The Our Lady of the Rosary Church is located in the Western Sydney suburb of St Marys. It is about 42 km from NSW capital city of Sydney, serving more than 2,000 Catholic families who live in the area. Learn More
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