Unfortunately no more Confirmation applications will be accepted for 2021 as the preparation has already started.

14.09.2021 – Confirmation Update

Dear parents and guardians, 

You will be aware of the good news that the lockdown will be loosened when 70% of the population has received two COVID jabs. That is likely to occur in mid-October, so we are planning on November 6/7 for the Confirmations.

 However, planning is made complicated by the fact that Churches may open provided we keep to 4sqm spacing, so each child may be accompanied by three adults only. Also, only the vaccinated may attend Church. Archbishop Fisher is working with infection and risk management experts to devise a proposal such that Churches can open up safely to all people, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike. Making distinctions between people along lines of health, especially when many are choosing not to vaccinate for good reasons, is hard to marry with general Christian principles.

 However, it is quite possible that the Government will not grant the Church this exemption. So, to plan the Confirmation ceremonies we may need to know those children who will be accompanied by parents/guardians/sponsors who are fully vaccinated and those who will not be. We will not ask for proof of vaccination of the children. We will wait till the first week of term 4. If no exemption is granted by then, I will probably have to contact you.

 May I emphasise that the sacramental team and I will work as hard as we can to ensure that all of our children who have prepared for the Sacrament will be confirmed? We might be able to have an outdoor ceremony for the children whose parents/guardians/sponsors are not all vaccinated.

 I am sorry that I may need to intrude on your privacy in this way. I am sorry that we even have to contemplate making distinctions. However, the good news is that we can proceed with the Confirmations and we can begin going back to Mass again soon.

 God bless,

 Fr Danny

 Please click here for the Parent Information sheet. 

Confirmation cards are now due.  Please either drop them off at the parish office (or put them in the presbytery mail box if the office is closed) or scan/email them to parishallhallows@gmail.com.

 

Confirmation Zoom and TryBooking links

Parent information meeting zoom link:

Time: Aug 12, 2021 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    https://scscatholic.zoom.us/j/62089183168?pwd=SDJOQkM3cXd4YnByYSsxWGovazNpdz09
    Password: 219993

Join from telephone (meeting ID: 620 8918 3168):

    (02) 8015 2088 (Sydney)

    Password: 219993

Confirmation preparation session zoom links:

Preparation session on Mondays 5pm-6pm :

*Please note that the same link will be used for the 3 weeks of Monday zoom sessions.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    https://scscatholic.zoom.us/j/66182696239?pwd=U2tpbnFYT2ZBQ2d3bk5mVHJnT3Jidz09
    Password: 142207

Join from telephone (meeting ID: 661 8269 6239):

    (02) 8015 2088 (Sydney)

    Password: 142207

 

Preparation session on Wednesdays 5pm-6pm :

*Please note that the same link will be used for the 3 weeks of Wednesday zoom sessions.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

    scscatholic.zoom.us/j/6894995204… (ID: 68949952049, passcode: 669404)

Join by telephone (meeting ID: 689 4995 2049):

    (AU) +61 8 7150 1149

    Password: 669404

Preparation session on Thursdays 3:30pm-4:30pm :

*Please note that the same link will be used for the 3 weeks of Thursday zoom sessions.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
https://scscatholic.zoom.us/j/69927188539?pwd=dyttVTJ5S2ZXRlpaOG1OQWVlM21LUT09
Password: 831249

Join from telephone (meeting ID: 699 2718 8539):

    (02) 8015 2088 (Sydney)

    Password: 831249

TRYBOOKING LINKS:

Confirmation Mass session TryBooking link:

https://www.trybooking.com/BSXLS

Bookings open on the 16th August at 7am and close on the 29th August at midnight.

Trybooking instructions:

Click on either “All Hallows’ Parish Confirmation 2021 – Preparation sessions”

or “All Hallows’ Parish – Sacrament of Confirmation” depending on what you are booking.

  • Click – Book now.
  • Select the session time you wish to attend.
  • Quantity – 1 – You will need to enter each child individually.
  • Click – Next.
  • Fill in the full name of the candidate and parent (and sponsor for Confirmation mass).
  • Click – Next.
  • Fill in booking details.
  • Click – Purchase (you will not be charged). There is no need to print ticket.
  • You will receive an email confirming your selected session time.

Confirmation

By Confirmation the fullness of the Spirit and the gifts of wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, wonder and awe, are bestowed. By this outpouring, Christians are enabled to spread God’s love throughout the world bringing peace and joy to all through the Holy Spirit.

The Bishop normally administers the Sacrament each year in our parish.

Children are usually prepared in Year 6, but any parishioners who have not yet been confirmed are invited to take part in the program.

The Sacrament of Confirmation dates for 2021:

12th August  – Parent Information meeting at 7pm in the Church.  A $30 resource fee is payable at this meeting.

Week starting 15th August – Preparation meetings will commence and continue over 3 weeks. Sessions will be held in the church on the following days:

  • 5pm-6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
  •  3:30pm-4:30pm on Thursdays

Sessions should last approximately 1 hour each.

To be announced – Children’s Confirmation mass – 7pm.

To be announced – Children’s Confirmation mass – 12 noon and 2:30pm.

To be announced –  Children’s Confirmation mass – 12 noon and 2:30pm.

* Please note that dates are subject to change due to any COVID 19 restrictions or lockdowns which may be in effect.