CONFIRMATION will be offered in our Parish on Thursday 9 June and Friday 10 June, 2022 at 6.30pm Mass.  Confirmation is for children in Year 6 and above who have been baptised in the Catholic Church and have already received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

If you would like your child to make their Confirmation in 2022 please come to the 5.30pm Mass on Saturday 30 April.  A short Enrolment and Information meeting will be held in the church at the end of this Mass.

To enrol your child, kindly complete the Enrolment form below and bring it along to the Enrolment Mass on 30 April.   Copies of certificates for Baptism, First Reconciliation are and First Eucharist are required, however, if these sacraments were made at SMSJ, you only need to enter SMSJ and the date of the sacrament.   If these sacraments were made elsewhere, you will need to attach a copy of the certificates to the enrolment form please.  

Children, together with their parents, will also need to start thinking about a suitable Sponsor and the Saints Name they would like to take as their  Confirmation name.   Below please find two documents with relevant information to help you.

We also ask for a $30 Administration fee to cover the costs of the Children’s Activity Booklet, Confirmation Medal, Confirmation Certificate and other administrative costs.   This can either be made in cash on 30 April or alternatively, you can follow the instruction below to pay electronically.   Please ensure you write your receipt number on the enrolment form.

1. Go to the Parish Website, www.smsj.org.au

2. Select DONATE at the top right hand side of the front page

3. Under Biller Code, choose the option ‘Sacramental Programs’

4. Under the name of the Sacrament type ‘Confirmation’

5. Once your payment is made you will receive an instant receipt. 

6. Please include this receipt number on your child’s Enrolment Form.

Kindly note that enrolment for Confirmation closes on 5 May, 2022.  Children need approximately 4 weeks to prepare to receive this Sacrament.   Children who attend schools other than SMSJ Parish Primary school will be required to attend a compulsory Instructional Lesson on Saturday 28 May commencing at 3.00pm and finishing with the 5:30pm Parish Mass.  All Confirmation candidates are required to complete a Research Project on their chosen Saints Name and be prepared to speak about it at this lesson.   The projects will then be displayed in the church.

If you have any queries, please contact the Sacramental Coordinator, Carmel Farrugia (farrugia.carmel4@gmail.com).