Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator to be included in the register for 2023


Confirmation 2022: from the Sacramental Coordinator:

I thank all our Confirmandis for being so willing and reverent at our Liturgies on Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May.  Bishop Terry Brady had some wonderful words of wisdom to impart – such as you now belong to our Catholic Church (and we all welcome you with love), try to pray every single day (and more than once) and you will see Jesus in other people so use those Gifts from the Holy Spirit to help others!

I would also like to thank all the people of the St Ambrose Parish who assisted with various aspects of the actual Confirmation Ceremony – putting together the Certificates, changing the altar cloths to red for the ceremonies and then back to white straight after the Ceremonies, making gifts and candles for all the children, helping to set up the Church for the ceremonies, assisting the children at the ceremonies, those musicians who made beautiful music and our florists who ensured that the Altar looked ‘festive’.

BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given us forgiveness of all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us Thy sevenfold Spirit; the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear.

The Gift of Holy Fear
Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart, that I may set Thee, my Lord and God, before my face forever; help me to shun all things that can offend Thee, and make me worthy to appear before the pure eyes of Thy Divine Majesty in heaven where Thou livest and reignest in the unity of the Blessed Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

The Gift of Piety
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle therein such a love for God that I may find satisfaction only in His service and, for His sake, lovingly submit to all legitimate authority. Amen.

The Gift of Fortitude
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, my God and greatest good. Amen.

The Gift of Knowledge
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee and Thy eternal rewards. Amen.

The Gift of Understanding
Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and in the light of glory, to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.

The Gift of Counsel
Come, O Spirit of Counsel, help and guide me in all my ways, that I may always do Thy holy will. Incline my heart to that which is good; turn it away from all that is evil and direct me by the straight path of Thy commandments to that goal of eternal life for which I long. Amen.


Key Dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2022

Parent Information Night: Thursday 24th March 7pm

Sessions: Sessions (four sessions held in St Ambrose Church): 4pm, 5.30pm or 7pm on Thurs 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr and 5 May OR 3.30pm on Fri 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 29 Apr and 6 May.

Reflection Afternoon: Saturday 7th May from 1pm (TBC)

Ceremonies: Friday 20th May @ 6pm and Saturday 21st May @ 11am.

Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator on 97431023 (Fridays) or email sacraments@stambrose.org.au with any questions.


The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the gifts of the Holy Spirit received in Baptism. It completes the process of initiation into the Church.

The program runs in Term 1 and 2 of the school year and is offered to all young people in Year 6 or above who have made their First Holy Communion.

The program begins with a Parent Night and continues with four x 1 hour sessions for all participants and at least one parent held in the St Ambrose Church.

There will be a practice afternoon prior to the Confirmation ceremonies.

Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator on 97431023 (Fridays) or email sacraments@stambrose.org.au with any questions.


August 2021 – Simon Yeaks, the Sacramental and RCIA coordinator for the Life, Marriage and Family Centre of the Sydney Archdiocese recently put together an online discussion on how to ‘Accompany Children in their preparation for Reconciliation/Holy Communion/Confirmation’. Please find below the discussion on Confirmation. We hope it will be beneficial to you as an added formation tool for parents, as the principal educators in the faith.Accompanying Children in their preparation for Confirmation –