Confirmation: Friday 6th November 2020
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held at St James Forest Lodge.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is your child’s further commitment to their Baptism, when they receive the blessings and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The preparation for this Sacrament, is done as a communal effort between the family, parish and school.

The four preparation dates are:
Sunday 11th, 18th & 25th October & Sunday 1st November 2020.
At this stage, due to restrictions, we cannot confirm the format of the sessions. They may be done at home via video but we are unsure at this time.

The cost of the Confirmation booklet, sacrament pin and certificate is $25. Payment details will be included with the application paperwork.

As the primary educators of the faith, parents are involved in preparing their child to receive the sacrament by working through the activity book and discussing the sacraments at home.

Preparation Activity Book
Your child will receive an activity book to help them prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This book contains four sessions which are to be completed together by the parent and child.

  1. Jesus promises the Holy Spirit
  2. Pentecost – The Holy Spirit comes
  3. The work of the Holy Spirit – Gifts and Fruits
  4. Celebrating Confirmation

Suggested attire for Confirmation
The suggested attire for Confirmation is smart casual to formal.
GIRLS:
     A dress or other suitable formal clothing of any appropriate colour.
BOYS:
       Long trousers and shirt (jacket or vest optional).
These suggestions are not a mandatory requirement, however the attire should reflect the significance of the occasion.

The Night of Confirmation
The presiding Bishop for this Sacrament is Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady. The Sacrament will begin at 7:00pm at St James Catholic Church. Please arrive with your child by 6:45pm.

Your family will have one allocated pew. If you require more that one pew, it is recommended the remainder of the family sit behind the reserved pews. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a maximum of 65 people can be in the church. Depending on the number of candidates, families will be allocated a set number of people who can attend.

COVID-19 Requirements
An Eventbrite link will be sent to families in advance, where the names of all those attending will be listed. On arrival at the church, all attendees will also be required to use the QR code and scan in using their phone’s camera.

We look forward to sharing this special time with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda or Brooke at the parish office on 9660 1407 on Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm or email ecrsacraments@stjames-stbede.org.au