• This Sacrament is called Confirmation because it confirms and strengthens baptismal grace.
  • The essential rite of Confirmation is the anointing with Sacred Chrism (oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the Bishop), which is done by the laying on of the hand of the minister who pronounces the sacramental words proper to the rite.

Confirmation at John The Baptist is usually celebrated during Term 3 of school for students in Year 6. Preparation is very important and parents need to attend registration to be fully briefed and informed.

Please contact the Parish Office on (02) 9823 2572 if you need more information.

Core leaders for our Confirmation sacramental program are Mary, Stella, Anthony, Branko, Carmel and Linda.