This sacrament of initiation is closely linked with Baptism and brings to further fulfilment what was begun in baptism. Confirmation is a sacrament of empowerment. It gives the 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.
In the Diocese of Broken Bay, children are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation if they have been Baptised (or received) into the Catholic Church and are in Year 3 or above and are at least 8 years of age by the date of reception. They prepare for this through the Children's Sacramental Programme.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the first of the Sacraments to be received after Baptism and are followed by Reconciliation and then First Eucharist (Communion).
For more information on Confirmation in the Broken Bay Diocese Click here.
Our parish Confirmation ceremony for children is celebrated by the Bishop and is held once a year, with the date determined by the Bishops Calendar. The children prepare for this through the Children's Sacramental Programme.
Letter from Fr Shaju together with
2022 Confirmation Programme dates and Enrolment form
Forms are also available at the back of each Church around the time of enrolment.
To view the Diocese of Broken Bay Safeguarding Commitment Statement
For more information please contact:
Sacramental Co-ordinators: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Patricks Asquith: Phill Clarke
St Bernards Berowra Heights: Peta Tonkin
Alternatively, contact the Pastoral Centre on 9456 2450.
Adult Confirmations fall into two categories:
- Those who are already Baptised Catholic but have not yet been confirmed. To enrol for adult Confirmation, please contact the Pastoral Centre on 9456 2450
- Those who are not yet Baptised or received Catholics. In this case, Confirmation 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 Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - Click here