THE SACRAMENT OF
This sacrament is an ancient tradition originating from the "laying on of hands" found in the Acts of the Apostles. The Sacrament of Confirmation enables the faithful to be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, strengthening them in their Christian life. The candidate also takes on the name of a Saint, in a similar way to a newly ordained Pope. This Saint then becomes a model or inspiration in faith for the candidate.
WATCH THIS CONFIRMATION INFO VIDEO
EPISODE 37 OF THE THREE MINUTE CATECHISM SERIES USED WITH PERMISSION FROM KATHMEDIA 2018.
WHEN IS CONFIRMATION HELD?
Confirmation is held once a year for primary school students for children attending St Gregory's Primary school and for the children attending the state schools in Queanbeyan; and at Easter for adults participating in the RCIA program.
Parents are asked to register their child via the QKR App(available on most iphones. Please call the parish office if you have any questions regarding this sacrament. Our number is 62 994611.
Children making their confirmation are to choose a sponsor, or have one allocated to them. This person is an example of the Catholic faith and pledges to support the candidate in the development of their personal faith.
This person must also be confirmed in the Catholic Church and should be a committed and practising member of the Catholic Faith.
Children are prepared for their confirmation through the school of religion, or through their RE curriculum at school. This involves lessons from St Gregory's teachers around the significance of the sacrament for their faith, and the practicalities of making the sacrament. Children making the sacrament also participate in a retreat experience conducted by older students from our local secondary Catholic schools.
To complete the registration of your child for the sacrament of confirmation, via the QKR app, you are invited to make a sacramental offering, which covers many of the resources of preparing children for the sacrament. The suggested Sacramental offering is $40 for one child or $80 for two children.
HOW TO REGISTER
REGISTRATION FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
HAS NOW CLOSED . PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE CUT OFF.