The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the baptised and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It imprints a character, enriches by the gift of the Holy Spirit the baptised continuing on the path of Christian initiation, and binds them more perfectly to the Church” (Can. 897).

Within the Archdiocese of Sydney, the parish of St. Mark’s, runs in Term 3 of the school year and is offered to all young Catholic children Year 6 or above who have received Holy Communion and are invited to seek Confirmation, their choice to commit to their own faith into adult years.

The program begins with a leaders’ training evening and is followed by a parent evening and Sunday Mass enrolment. The preparation is undertaken in small home groups over four weeks with one hour sessions weekly. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation 2020:
Friday 19 June – Letter & application form available
Friday 3 July – Application form returned (late applications may not be accepted)
Wednesday 29 July – Leader’s Meeting @7.30pm Parish Centre.
Thursday 30 July – Parent’s Meeting @ 7.30pm St Mark’s Parish Hall
Saturday | Sunday 1 | 2 August – Enrolment in Mass@ St Mark’s Church
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Candidate group meetings (week commencing)
Week 1 – Monday 3 August
Week 2 – Monday 10 August
Week 3 – Monday 17 August
Week 4 – Monday 24 August
Saturday 29 August – Candidate Retreat 3.45pm – 7.00pm St Mark’s Parish Hall (includes Retreat Mass @ 6.00pm)
Thursday 27 August – Reconciliation @ 7.00pm St Mark’s Church
Saturday 22 & 29 August – Reconciliation @ 11am – 11.55am St Mark’s Church
Saturday 5 September – Celebration Mass @ 6.00pm
Sunday 6 September – Celebration Mass @ 9.00am

We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

Note: Adult Confirmation Sacrament is celebrated in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney twice a year after suitable preparation in the Parish.
The Parish Priest confirms when where are adults received into the faith community at Easter and at other times when the Bishop deputes him to confirm.