15th October 2020
On Friday 23 October 2020, the first group of candidates from the Parish will be conferred during a liturgy at 7 pm.
St Columba’s Parish will have two further celebrations on
30 October and 6 November.
We congratulate the students and thank their families for their involvement in the preparation program and pray for the candidates as they complete their initiation.
By Confirmation, the fullness of the Spirit and the gifts of wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, wonder and awe are bestowed. By this outpouring, Christians are enabled to spread God’s love throughout the world bringing peace and joy to all through the Holy Spirit.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually received when a child is in year 6, though any older parishioners who have not yet been confirmed are also invited to participate in the preparation program and receive the Sacrament. Confirmation is usually celebrated by the Bishop in term 2, during the Sunday 10:00am Mass on the designated weekend.
For students of St Columba’s Primary School and students of other schools, preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation involves:
- Completing the Sacrament enrolment form and providing the required attachments, such as the child’s Baptism certificate (which can be obtained from the church of Baptism). The enrolment form can be obtained from the parish office or church in the weeks leading up to the Commitment Mass.
- Attending the Commitment Mass, held at 10:00 on a Sunday, after which students will receive their preparation workbooks and the formation of preparation groups will be discussed.
- The child and a parent attend 4 group preparation sessions, held weekly and each of an hour in length.
Students must be enrolled by this Friday, 11 September.
If you wish for your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2020, you must return the Enrolment Form and Fee to St Columba’s by Friday 11 September 2020. Please contact the parish office for a form to be emailed to you.
The Pastoral Associate