St Francis of Assisi, Paddington
7th November 2020
Session One: 10:30am
Session Two: 3pm
Please be aware there is a mandatory zoom session for parents/carers on Monday 12th October 2020 at 6:30pm. It is compulsory for at least one parent or carer to attend this meeting. Application forms will be available for download after the meeting has closed. To register for this meeting, more details about the program and confirm your intent to participate we ask you to please download the Notification of Interest form on this page.
Sacrament of Confirmation is about receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Children making their Confirmation should be in Year 6 or above in school and need to have celebrated First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion prior to their Confirmation.
In order to help your child understand the significance of this occasion, it is, of course, necessary for them to complete a period of preparation and formation. If your child attends St Francis of Assisi Regional Catholic Primary School, the preparation is undertaken at the school. If this is not the case, it will be necessary for your child to undertake a formation program with the Parish. This program is run in partnership with parents/guardians and the details of this will be provided in the Zoom meeting. Please note, completion of this program is compulsory for all candidates.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic our program this year has been modified with the safety of your family in mind. Formation will be done remotely with our Parish Team available to support you are you work through the process. Details on the program and modifications for the purpose of safety and compliance with government regulations will be explained at the Zoom meeting.
One of the modifications made due to the pandemic is that the 3pm session will be filmed/live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person due to reduced numbers. Please note: your child can only attend this session if you have provided explicit permission to film and for these images to be shared on the website and facebook and with other parents in the class. A permission to film form will be included with the application form when it is realised post the zoom session. For those who do not wish their child to participate in the filming/streaming the 10:30am session will be available. There are limited places at both sessions and space will be allocated based on the first to return their application form (available AFTER the zoom meeting) and related paperwork.
Please note if your child attends St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School there will be a separate zoom meeting and you will be notified of the time and date of your zoom meeting via the school. The formation program will be held in class time. Confirmations are held on the same date and times and the same restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the live-stream will apply.