Confirmation is the sacrament which enriches the baptised with the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they may grow in stature as Christians and give witness to Christ more fully. Baptised in Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, the Christian is then called to the table of the Lord in the sacrament of the Eucharist.
The celebration of Confirmation calls to mind the faith professed in Baptism and confers the gifts needed to build up the Christian community in unity and love. By the laying on of hands and anointing with the Sacred Oil of Chrism, Confirmation seals and completes Baptism. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, candidates are filled with the grace to follow the example of Christ and serve others.
Children who have been baptised as infants undergo a period of preparation for Confirmation when they are in Year 3. At St Agatha’s, Confirmation is celebrated before First Communion. This follows the more ancient ordering of Baptism, Confirmation and then Eucharist.
St Agatha’s Parish offers a Parish based, family centred & School supported program for the Sacrament of Confirmation for children in Year 3. They are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit administered by the Archbishop or his delegate.
Preparation for the Sacrament is delivered over a 4 week period. The children will be asked to work through a workbook over a period of 3 weeks at home and then once completed they will come together as a group for a book review to further enhance their understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The preparation timetable will be advertised through both Parish and School newsletters. If you have any further queries, please contact 3262 2859
In keeping with the Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, our Sacramental Program is parish-based, family-centred and school-supported. The preparation requires commitment from you and your family to attend activities that we offer, and upon your enrolment, we have clear expectations that you will participate fully in the program. If you require any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Parent formation & Registration. Please bring: |
– Completed enrolment form,
– Copy of your child’s baptismal certificate
– $60 contribution fee.
|19th July 10am or 6pm in the Church|
|Rite of Enrolment||23rd & 24th July at any of the Masses|
|Book Review |
Child + 1 Parent/Guardian to attend.
Bring completed workbook
|Saturday 13th August 2.30 pm & 4.00pm Sunday 14th August 4.30pm-5.30pm|
|Practice for Confirmation |
Child + 1Parent/Guardian to attend
|16th, 17th or 18th of August 3.30pm|
|Confirmation Ceremony night||23rd August 5pm & 7Pm TBC Or 24th August 5pm & 7Pm TBC Or 25th August 5pm & 7Pm TBC|