The Sacrament of Confirmation

“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds”. CCC 1316.

The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the sacrament of Baptism. If Baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. Confirmation is a sacrament of empowerment. It gives the strength to follow Jesus and to become involved in the mission which Jesus left to the Church. 

At Corpus Christ Parish, Confirmation program begins in Term 1 and culminates with the reception of the sacrament mid Term 2, near the feast of Pentecost.

Confirmation Formation Night – for Parents

This session is designed for adult learning and formation session, giving new insights into reflections on Confirmation. You need to attend one of these sessions:

More detailed information regarding Confirmation will be shared at this meeting as well.

Confirmation Commitment Masses

Please present your child to the parish community as a candidate for Confirmation by attending one of the weekend Masses through the commitment period, which will be communicated to the families who have enrolled their children for Confirmation. Commitment Forms will be given out at the Parent Formation Night. Our weekend Mass times are:

  • Saturday at 6.00pm
  • Sunday at 8.00am, 10.00am OR 6.00pm

Confirmation Retreat Days – 
Days of Reflection and Prayer

All retreat days are held at Holy Family Church Gowrie (and surrounds)

Children attending one of our three parish primary schools will attend school as normal.

St Clare of Assisi and St Francis of Assisi schools will be bussed to and from the church. Parents of all other children will need to make their own travel arrangements.

Marist and Parish School of Religion students can be dropped off at Holy Family Church.

Lunch will be provided. Students need to bring fruit, recess, hat and coloured pencils and pens in a pencil case.

Times for each of the Retreat Days:   9.30am-2.15pm

Home Prayer Sessions

Parents and Carers will be required to work through four prayer activity sessions with their child over a period of four weeks. The sessions are meant to be 30 minutes long, starting with a reflection, an activity and a prayer.

Confirmation Masses

Confirmation dates for each parish are set by the Archbishop’s Office. As soon as we are notified of the dates for Corpus Christi Parish, we will inform families who enrol in the program using the email address provided in the Qkr! program. Number of Masses will be determined by final enrolment numbers and will be provided to enrolled families when finalised.

If you have any questions about the program please contact the Parish Office or talk to a member of the parish team.

Parish Team

  • Parish Sacramental Coordinator:      
    Anne Gowen:
  • Fr James T Antony CMI (Parish Priest)
  • Fr Namora Anderson (Assistant Priest)
  • Evelyn or  Maureen (Parish Secretaries)

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