At Confirmation, we are sealed with gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, who strengthens and guides our faith.
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Candidates must be baptised Catholic, have received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and be in Year 6 or above by the time the complete the Sacrament.
We have a 4 stage approach and encourage families to help their children participate in each stage.
Your child's Confirmation journey starts with an Enrolment Ritual. This beautiful ritual of prayer, blessing and hope which Confirmation candidates and their parents / carers MUST attend. Please bring your completed Hope Card with you to give to your child.
The enrolment rituals are held at Masses (in Engadine) on the following dates:
Stage 1: Reflection
The Information Journey Session is compulsory for all Confirmation candidates and their parent/carer usually at the Parish Centre.
We encourage you to join together (when permitted) on the following date:
Stage 2: Preparation
We need parents to help us guide your child at both focus session Masses.
All candidates and at least one parent/carer MUST attend a Mass (when permitted) for both focus sessions.
Register HERE for Focus Sessions.
Please ensure you return the completed Confirmation card, letter to the Bishop/Celebrant and dove picture at one of the focus sessions.
Focus Session One
What is Confirmation
Focus Session Two
Sent forth to be a disciple of Christ
Focus Session Masses
a chance to be involved in your child's journey
we encourage all parents / carers to guide their children in all focus session masses.
Register - for a Mass at Engadine Church, advise your individual names and place (FHC) in brackets.
Prepare - All candidates/parents must view the online focus session prior to attending Mass. Emailed to you or on the parish website.
Celebrate - Attend the parish Mass and collect a take-home activity sheet.
Evaluate - All candidates/parents complete the online response form emailed to you.