St Michael's Parish, bell Park. Incorporating the churches of Holy Family Bell Park, Ss Peter & Paul Geelong West and Holy Spirit Manifold Heights

Confirmation Program

We are delighted to be with parents in this stage of their child’s faith journey. To assist them, we have developed a program that will give insight into the challenge and privilege of being part of the worshipping church, particularly for one who is Confirmed.

The focus of the program is threefold:

  • Firstly we acknowledge and wish to honour the important role that parents have in helping nurture their child’s faith. To that end, there will be a number of sessions of input for you and your child.
  • Secondly, Confirmation is about a commitment to being part of the wider faith community and witnessing to the presence of Christ in our lives. Eucharist nourishes us in this endeavour. To that end, the expectation will be that you and your child will attend a number of Masses as part of the preparation process.
  • In order that the children will feel comfortable with the ritual of the sacrament and their part in it, we have a full day session before the celebration of the sacrament to share knowledge and understanding of Confirmation and have a rehearsal of the celebration.

We welcome you and your child to the preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We are delighted to be with you in this next stage in your child’s faith journey. To assist you, we have developed a program that will give insight into the challenge and privilege of being part of the worshipping church, particularly for one who is Confirmed. Please note that your child must have celebrated their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist before they can proceed to Confirmation.

The program is as follows:

Session 1:        Sunday August 25th, at 9.30am Holy Family Church

                        Welcome & Commitment Mass for children followed by

                        Lesson at Holy Family Community Centre                                                                               

Session 2:        Wednesday September 4th, at 7pm at Holy Family Community Centre    

                        Parent/Child in attendance                                                           

Session 3:        Sunday September 8th, at 9.30am Holy Family Community Centre

                        Lesson for children during the first part of the Mass 

Session 4:       Sunday, September 15th, at 9.30am Holy Family Church

                        Lesson for children during the first part of the Mass

Session 5:       Sunday, September 22nd, at 9.30am Holy Family Church

                        Lesson for children during the first part of the Mass                

Session 6:      Wednesday, October 9th at Holy Spirit Church, Manifold Heights from

                        7pm until 8.30pm.           Parent/Child in attendance     

Confirmation Saturday, October 12th at 4.30pm, Holy Spirit Church

Please note: compulsory attendance of all sessions is required.

The Enrolment Process

Please complete the attached enrolment form and return to the Parish Office

Attention: Bernadette Bilogrevic.  The cost of the program is $80 per child.

Payment made by cheque (payable to St Michael’s Parish) or

By cash at the Parish Office at time of enrolment or

By Bank Transfer 083347  55137 7701 (Please email receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

If you wish to enrol in person - enrolments will be accepted at the Parish Office up until

Monday August 19th. Office hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon – Wed & Friday.

9.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday.

 

Please note enrolments must close on Monday August 19th