Confirmation

CLICK HERE -  To access a recording of the Confirmation Information Evening. 

CLICK HERE - To download the Confirmation Program

 

 2020 CONFIRMATION - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Confirmation Photo

CONFIRMATION @ OLW 2020

Dear Parents and Candidates,

Firstly, apologies for this overarching email addressed to you all.  As you will appreciate, the changing protocols relating to COVID-19 have required us to make quick and effective changes to the way the Confirmation program is to run, and the need to get this information out as quickly as possible is our priority.

We are now NOT able to run the Preparation Session you were to attend on Sunday 23.08.20 at the Ron Dyer Centre, North Sydney.  This is due to the changes sent by the Archdiocese in line with the Dept of Education’s ruling.

Consequently, we are asking parents and candidates to work through the program together. Please find the Confirmation Program attached.  It is the program that would have been used with the group; it is very easy to work through and has proven to be an interesting experience for those who have completed it in earlier years. It is expected that this will be an enriching time for both parents and candidates, especially as you will share experiences and ideas. If you need any help or clarification, please contact the parish office on 8918 4101.

Each candidate is offered a stole kit that has the makings of their Confirmation stole and gift of a wristband.  These kits are available from the parish office now if you would like to collect one.

At the moment, Confirmation Masses are still scheduled to take place on the days you have chosen.  You will be sent an email if these arrangements change.

This is yet another example of the changing times we find ourselves experiencing, but if we can turn this into a positive, the commitment candidates are making becomes very precious; blessings for all parent teachers and candidates.

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All candidates must be prepared for the sacrament before they can be Confirmed.  

The parish has strict COVID19 safe protocols in all areas of the program and sacramental celebration.

Commonly asked questions - Click on the link below.

Q & A Fact Sheet

Summary - Information Evening Session

1. Candidates will be confirmed in pews

2. Four people only (including candidate, sponsor and two parents)

3. A parish photographer will take photos at each session.

4. Confirmation bookings, choose a session above

5. Dress code is smart casual

6. Stole kits available at Learning Sessions

Important Dates:

Whole day sessions for children attending schools in the parish.

Learning Sessions for candidates - Yr 6  or older.  All adults have Working With Children Checks ( WWCC ) All premises are Covid-19 Safe.

St Mary's school - Wed 19 Aug @ Ron Dyer Centre

Loreto/Riverview/St Aloysius - Thurs 20 Aug @ Star of the Sea, Kirribilli

State School students - Sun 23 Aug @ Ron Dyer Centre 10.30 - 2.00pm - CANCELLED

Program Outline

Confirming means saying "YES"

Sponsors must be Catholic and over 18 yrs

Candidates will be asked to provide their Confirmation Name and the name of their sponsor at the Learning Session, so please come prepared. Candidates need to bring snacks and lunch to learning sessions unless advised otherwise. Please check with the school. For further enquiries please contact the Sacramental Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. PH: 8918 4101