2022 Sacramental Program

CONFIRMATION Program - Holy Name Parish, Wahroonga.

Registration for the program of preparation for children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on

THURSDAY 22nd September 2022 at 5:30pm

Eligibility: Candidates must be Baptised and be eight years of age or older (Year 3 2022 minimum). In Broken Bay Diocese, Confirmation is celebrated prior to Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

EnrolmentPlease make a separate booking for each child, if more than one being registered for Confirmation, as you will be required to fill in the information for each candidate.     https://www.trybooking.com/CBCSP

Please note:

1. The candidate's Confirmation (Saint's) Name is recommended to be the name given to them at Baptism, if this is a Saint's Name. If not, please choose the name of a suitable, canonised Saint (see 2. below). 'Old Testament' people are not Saints. Please discuss this with Sally Oong if you require assistance with this choice. You can advise this name by August 22, if not yet decided.

2. The Saint's name should be of relevance to your child: eg Feast day near their birthday, affinity with the Saint's life or their cause, their own name, or the name of person special to them.

The website http://www.catholic.org/saints/ is a good place to start or there are many books on the Saints. 

3. The Sponsor must be a practising Catholic, who is a fully-initiated member of the Catholic church (i.e. has completed their Sacraments, being Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Communion) and is over the age of 16. It is desirable that the Godparent at Baptism, if present, also be the Sponsor at Confirmation. A parent cannot be the sponsor. An adult may 'stand-in' on the day for the Sponsor, e.g. if the Godparent cannot attend.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact Sally Oong at sally.oong@bbcatholic.org.au

PROGRAM DATES:

Parents’ Welcome and Information Evening: Compulsory attendance by one parent/carer (children are not required to attend) at one of these Evenings, or prior arrangement made by contacting Sally.

Thursday 4th August, 7.00pm  or  Tuesday 9th August, 7.00pm   at Holy Name Church: 35 Billyard Ave, Wahroonga

This is a compulsory evening for one parent or carer, not for children. Please bring (or, preferably, email to Sally): a copy of the candidate’s Baptismal Certificate and a photo for display in the church. Please enrol your child online before this evening, if possible. You must contact Sally if, despite your best efforts, you cannot attend. 

Group Leaders’ Training:  Please let Sally know if you wish to be a Group Leader. Small group lessons will be held at Prouille School, led by Group Leaders, supported by Sally. Group Leaders must attend the Training Evening with Fr Paul and Sally on Wednesday 17th August, 7pm.

Preparation Lessons: Weekly Lessons and Masses are all compulsory for the candidate and a parent/carer. However, sometimes life happens so please contact Sally if attendance is not possible.

These are held at Prouille School, 5 Water St, Wahroonga. Please meet as a group with Sally in the School Hall each week, prior to the lesson.

Lesson 1: Saturday 20 August at 3.30pm

Lesson 2: Saturday 27 August at 3.45pm

Lesson 3: Saturday 3 September at 3.45pm

Lesson 4: Saturday 10 September at 3.45pm,

** with each lesson followed by 5.00pm Mass at Church, then a sausage sizzle

Please communicate with Sally if any issue arises.

Practice: Tuesday, 20th September, 2022 at the Church at 5.30pm. Compulsory attendance for all Candidates. Sponsors may attend, which is helpful, but it is not compulsory.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation: 

THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2022 at 5.30pm at Holy Name Church.

The above information is able to be downloaded from our website: www.holynamewahroonga.com.au

Contact Details:

Mrs Sally Oong

Sacramental Preparation Co-ordinator, Holy Name Catholic Parish, Wahroonga

sally.oong@bbcatholic.org.au

www.holynamewahroonga.com.au

(02) 9489 3221