Parish Confirmation celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham requires planning, preparation and coordination. The resources and online form "Preparation Checklist for Confirmation celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham" help facilitate the planning and preparation, and the resultant Liturgy Outline provides a formal means of coordination within the parish and communication between the parish and the Bishop.
The following resources are provided to assist in the preparation of the celebration of Confirmation:
NEW! A new resource has been produced, as requested at the in-service, to provide a one-page (double-sided) handout on the key changes to the Rite. It covers (1) the Renewal of Baptismal Promises, (2) the Laying On of Hands, (3) the Anointing with Chrism, and (4) an overview of the Gifts of the Spirit. It can be distributed as is, or used to provide multiple Bulletin Notices spread over a four week period.
The Music Recommendations have been updated for 2016. The drop-down selections for music in the form have been updated to include popular selections used by Parishes in the 2014 and 2015 celebrations.
Sheet music and an mp3 learning aid are also provided for "Receive the Power," which Bishop Peter Ingham recommends be included in celebrations of Confirmation in the Diocese.
In this Year of Mercy parishes are encouraged to use either of the Year of Mercy songs. Sheet music and mp3s are available on the "Year of Mercy" web page.
NEW! Revised Rite of Confirmation for 2016
In 2016 the texts of the Rite of Confirmation has been revised and a number of changes to the liturgy and to sacramental preparation are required. Details are outlined in the following documents:
Preparation Checklist and Liturgy Outline
Please fill out the online form below at least three weeks prior to the celebration, and upload any draft booklet or PowerPoint presentation, together with the Prayer of the Faithful and any other documentation in the spaces provided on the form. Click on any of the Question Marks located throughout the form to view helpful hints and guidance for completing the form.
Before proceeding to the form, you need to enter a usercode and password. Once your user account is established you may progressively fill out the form in stages, storing it for future completion by pressing "Save Partial Work" at the bottom of the form.
If you have more than one session that uses the exact same program of readings and music, and the same booklet or slides, then you do not need to complete a separate form for each. Simply upload a Word document with the following information specific to each additional session:
If you have more than one session and the sessions vary in program of readings or music or booklet, then you will need to complete a form for each session.
It is not necessary to complete the entire form before submitting it. It is necessary to complete the following sections prior to submitting - Event Details, Person Submitting, General Information, Choices and Music. You can subsequently update your submission with additional information, especially Minister Details, at a later stage.
The form and attachments must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the celebration of the Mass. Immediately after submission you will receive the initial Liturgy Outline briefing document for the Bishop, based on the information you have provided. You can use the Liturgy Outline as a means of coordinating the various parish ministries involved in preparing the liturgy. Within seven days of submitting you will receive feedback and confirmation of the Liturgy Outline from the Bishop's Office.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the form and the resulting Liturgy Outline, please contact Paul Mason, Coordinator of Liturgy, 02 4222 2462, or email the Liturgy Office.