Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation, which lead us into full membership of the Catholic Church. It completes promises made at Baptism, often by parents on our behalf. Current practice in the Archdiocese of Perth is that Confirmation is given to children in Yr 6 or older after suitable preparation. A baptised person who has received First Eucharist may be confirmed. For adults being received into the church, please see RCIA (link tab) for correct details.
Like Baptism, Confirmation can only be given once. In the Rite of Confirmation, candidates renew their Baptismal promises and through the Laying of Hands and Anointing with the Oil of Chrism, the gifts of the Holy Spirit received at Baptism are strengthened and sealed. The first Confirmation was when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles at Pentecost ( Acts 8). As each Bishop is a successor to the Apostles, the church has stressed this connection via the Bishop as celebrant unless delegation is given to the Parish Priest. The Oil of Chrism, which is used, is blessed each year by the Bishop, which retains the link between parish and bishop when a delegated priest confers the Sacrament.
For more information, please kindly contact the Parish Sacramental Coordinator, Mrs Faith Rico.
Sacrament Office: Parish Hall -91 Wood Street, Inglewood WA 6052
Sacrament Coordinator Office Hours: 9:00am-2:00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (during school term time)