Confirmation completes the Sacraments of Initiation, a formal, 3 stage, process into the Catholic community. This year, the CONFIRMATION Sacramental Preparation Program is held in Terms 1-2. It caters for Baptised, Yrs. 6+ parish children, not attending either of the parish schools, who have previously made their Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Parents seeking their child’s CONFIRMATION Preparation complete the Sacrament Enrolment form, with a $75 fee before the Program begins:

Acct Name:   Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parish.          BSB:      083 347.             Acct No.      48941 7994

Please include as reference:       SHWP Confirmation (with) Surname

Copies of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Eucharist certificates are required.


  • Family FAITH Evening, 5 MARCH, OLPS CHURCH, 7.30-8.30pm
  • COMMITMENT MASS, Candidates and family attend: (Choose 1x)
    • 6pm Mass, OHR Church, Sat, 30 MARCH


  • 9am Mass, OLPS Church, Sun 31 MARCH,


  • 10.30am Mass, OHR Church, Sun 31 MARCH
  • 5 x 60 minute classes, held in the Our Holy Redeemer Church Meeting Room, to the side of the Church, after school on Wednesdays: 4.30pm – 5.30pm:
    • 27 March, 3 April, 24 April, 1 May, & 8 May.
  • Together with Yr. 6 students from OHR & OLPS schools, all students are required to attend:
  • CONFIRMATION Reflection Day, 2 May

Salesian, Don Bosco Retreat Centre, Lysterfield. Children travel by bus from OHR School, with the OHR schoolchildren. The cost of this activity is included in the Confirmation Preparation Program Fee paid at enrolment.

The 2018 Sacrament of Confirmation will be held at OHR Church, 10 May at 7pm.

Candidates require a Catholic sponsor, 16 years or older, for the ceremony. It is recommended a Godparent fulfil this role. It is optional to take a Confirmation name, candidates may use their Baptismal name.

Please note, as the Catechist Preparation Program is quite brief, the criteria require students to attend all 5x classes and the Reflection Day.

Nanette Giovannini. Parish Sacramental Coordinator.
On behalf of Fr Mark Reynolds, Parish Priest.

Parish Office: Tuesdays & Wednesdays (excluding school holidays)

Contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Parish Sacramental Coordinator, Parish Office. # 9890 2510

Download enrolment form