Confirmation

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.

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REFLECTION SESSION

ENROLMENT RITUAL

We ask families for a $50 contribution towards the cost of the Sacramental program.

NEED HELP?

Kay Macadam is our sacramental coordinator and is always ready to assist with your enquiries. Email her at boscosacraments@gmail.com

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

πŸ“Confirmation - Session One Response

πŸ“‘Session One Activity Sheet

Focus Session Two

Sent forth to be a disciple of Christ

Confirmation Focus Session2.mp4
Confirmation FS 2 - draft 1.mp4

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.

Preparation by teachers/catechists:

Children from the parish who attend other schools other than SJB Primary/College will need to complete online preparation sessions. Online Preparation Sessions are below. Preparation books are ready to be collected.


Click here for the online Confirmation preparation session one

Click here for the online Confirmation preparation session two

Click here for the online Confirmation preparation session three

Click here for the online Confirmation preparation session four


Face to face Sessions in Parish office (for those who prefer)


2022 dates TBA


Enrichment Team Initiative - Animated Flame

Thank you to everyone who participated and to Nicole Mackenzie for sharing her gifts with us all.

Click here to see the flame!


The Enrichment team are inviting all 2021 Confirmation Candidates to be part of animated flame. There is a choice of four sessions being Tuesday, 16 / 23 February 6.30pm and Tuesday, 2 / 9 March 2021. Parent/candidates have been emailed a flyer regarding this.(See below). Any enquiries and to RSVP, please email Nicole - nic_mac@bigpond.com before 10 February 2021 or see below link to register. Please note that this is not compulsory, however, all candidates are very welcome. There will be a small fee to print the flip book.

Click here to register




Confirmation Family Reflection Morning:


Please note that current Restrictions do not allow Retreat days. This will be replaced with a Confirmation Family Reflection morning, which families are invited to attend. It will take place on

2 May 2021 commencing at 9.30am Mass and finishing approximately at 12noon.

If your family would like to attend the Confirmation Family Reflection morning, please

RSVP by 18 April 2021 - Click here (Registrations now closed)


Sacramental Workshop - Candle making:

Parents are invited by the Family Educator (Tracey Richardson) to come and reflect upon their child’s Sacramental journey and make a candle for their child. Should you have any enquiries regarding the candle making workshop, please contact Tracey - Email tracey.richardson@syd.catholic.edu.au

Date -N/A in 2021


Sponsor Evening:

Raqael, our Youth minister is organising an evening for the candidates and sponsors to spend time together to reflect on the beautiful gift of the Sacrament of Confirmation. We hope you can make it!

It is on Friday 30 April, 2021 from 7.30pm to 9pm in the St John Bosco Primary school hall. If you would like to attend - click here RSVP by 18 April 2021 (Registrations now closed)


CONFIRMATION MASS PRACTICES IN CHURCH - (Candidates must attend, parents and sponsors are welcome to attend, but not compulsory)

(Practice will take approximately 45 minutes)


Tues - 11 May 3.30pm - for 18 May

Tues - 11 May 4.15pm - for 19 May

Tues - 11 May 5pm - for 21 May

Tues - 11 May - 5.45pm for 25 May

Weds -12 May - 4.15pm - for 26 May

Weds -12 May 5pm for 28 May







Celebration



SIX CEREMONIES - Dates Subject to change

(Allows for Candidate, sponsor, two parents, one other) - (Max 5 per family)

18, 19 & 21 May 2021 at 7pm (40 families per Mass)

25, 26 & 28 May 2021at 7pm (40 families per Mass)


NB - With numbers now finalised and if restrictions do not change again, the following numbers allowed per family is now: (as of 13 May 2021)

18 May - Max 5 per family (Candidate, sponsor and three others)

19 May - Max 8 per family (Candidate, sponsor and six others)

21 May - Max 5 per family(Candidate, sponsor and three others)

25 May - Max 6 per family (Candidate, sponsor and four others)

26 May - Max 6 per family (Candidate, sponsor and four others)

28 May - Max 5 per family (Candidate, sponsor and three others)


Please arrive at 6.30pm for a brief sponsor/candidate session


Click here to view the Mass format for Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Click here to view the Mass format for Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Click here to view the Mass format for Friday, 21 May 2021

Click here to view the Mass format for Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Click here to view the Mass format for Wednesday, 26th May 2021

Click here to view the Mass format for Friday, 28 May 2021


To choose your Confirmation Ceremony Mass by 14 March 2021 Click here -Now closed

If your family would like to be involved in your child's Confirmation Ceremony Mass, please click here by 14 March 2021. - Now closed

Please click here by 14 March 2021 if your family has any special seating requests for your child's Confirmation Ceremony Mass - Now closed

To check which Mass you have registered for click - updated manually @ 11 May 2021 (shows list of all candidates who have registered for their Mass, readers, altar servers, acolytes etc).

To read more

Bishop Richard Umbers will be attending 18 May ceremon

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Confirmation Certificate Masses: Due to the pandemic and circumstances, certificates will be disbursed at Confirmation ceremony Masses.


"Now that I'm confirmed, where do I go from here?"

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