St Francis of Assisi, Paddington
Thursday 5th September 2019, 6:00pm

The 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 programme with the Parish. This programme is run in partnership with parents/guardians and the details of this are provided at our Information Session. This includes a mandatory Formation Session at the parish. Please note, completion of this programme is compulsory for all candidates.

The dates & times for the 2019 Confirmation programme are:
Information Session
5:30pm registration for 6:00pm start, Thursday 1st August: St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington
Formation Session
4:00pm, Saturday 24th August (followed by mass): St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington
5:45pm sign-in for 6:00pm start, Thursday 29th August: St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington
Celebration of Confirmation
6:00pm start, Thursday 5th September 2019: St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington (sign-in time to be confirmed)

Please note that attendance at the Information Session & Rehearsal is compulsory for all candidates and at least one parent/carer.

Registrations for Confirmation close on Friday, 26th July 2019. If you would like to enroll your child in the program for 2019 please download and complete the registration form and return to the Parish Office or email to A copy of the candidates Baptismal/First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion certificate/s must be included if the sacrament/s was not celebrated at Edgecliff or Paddington Parish. There is a suggested fee of $35 to cover the administrative costs of running the programme.

Please note, the form and requested documentation must be completed for all candidates including those who attend St Francis Regional Primary School.