Sacrament of Confirmation


2022 Confirmation Program Update

SAVE THE DATES; Sun 6 & 13 March 2022 


Dear 2022 Confirmation Candidates and Parents,

This year has been one to test the resilience of us all.  At the OLW Parish we have made Plans ‘A’, ‘B’ and now ‘C’ for your Confirmation! We have now set ‘Plan C’ in place to have Confirmations in March 2022.  Bishop Brady has kindly set aside time and Fr Richard Leonard SJ will be presiding to make the celebration of this sacrament very special for you. We will set dates and times for each candidate to be Confirmed early next year.

An Information Session will be held early in Term 1 of 2022.  This will REPLACE the planned session for 12.10.21 We will notify you of the new date via email and it will be advertised within the bulletin.

Preparation for Confirmation will need to be done at home within your families as we cannot have either Family Groups or Parish gatherings.  [St Mary’s candidates will be prepared at school within their school days.] We recognise this is yet another ‘Home Schooling’ situation so to help with this, kits have been made up which include

  • A letter from Fr Bullen
  • The program,
  • A stole kit
  • Various resources

These kits can be collected from the Ron Dyer Centre after school returns for Yr. 6, [end Oct]

The program is designed to be run in a home environment, so is very ‘user-friendly.  Support is also available from the parish team but is rarely needed. During the program, you will be given the opportunity to decorate your Confirmation Stole.  It is customary to use the name of the hero/saint you have chosen to honour and follow, along with symbols of the sacrament and your chosen saint. 

Your Confirmation is a continuation of the grace given to you at your Baptism and a sign of your growing maturity. It is excellent preparation for High School and experiencing the many changes that will occur in your life around now.

Until we meet, stay safe and well,


Claire Loneragan                                                                                                                                                            Sacramental Coordinator


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