Sacraments > Confirmation
While Baptism is the gateway into the Catholic faith, the Sacrament of Confirmation affirms your or your child’s commitment to the faith and renews the baptismal promises before First Holy Communion. This is done with the help of a sponsor. Your sponsor is someone whom you choose - a Catholic who guides you into the faith and readies you to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is typical for baptised children to be confirmed at about seven or eight years old, which the Church considers the age of reason. In this way, the sacrament is often likened to a rite of passage.
The timing of First Holy Communion and Confirmation has changed in recent years, so if you’re over 30 years old, you might have done it differently. The current order of the Sacraments of Initiation reflects the intended purpose from ancient times, which always was to renew your baptismal promise before First Holy Communion.
The Confirmation program will be conducted at OLR Church in Term 2 of the school year. If you are interested in confirming your child, please get in touch with us by completing your information in the form below. If you are interested in being confirmed yourself, please visit our Becoming Catholic page.