Confirmation Poster for the website 2024

Sacrament of Confirmation 2024

Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. It deepens and strengthens in us the life we entered through Baptism.

Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the Christian’s relationship with God. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are strengthened: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. In this way, the Christian, including YOU, is equipped to become a better witness to Christ in the world.

This year's Confirmation Programme theme is GREATNESS, echoing the wisdom of the late Pope Benedict XVI: “The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness!”

I hope that through this theme, you will come to realise that you were created by God, loved by Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a difference in the world. You can be the face of Christ, sharing love and mercy, the hands of Christ to embrace the lost, and the voice of Christ, bringing peace and comfort.


You must consider whether you can attend these sessions before enrolling.

An attendance record is kept, and completing sessions is required to ensure you are fully prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, 30 June 2024.

Please ensure the digital copy of your Baptism is ready. You must upload a copy of your Baptism Certificate or The Acceptance Letter to the Catholic Church if you were Baptised in the Anglican Church.



  • Monday, 6 May 2024 - Parents must attend the first Confirmation Session with the candidate.
  • Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Monday, 20 May 2024
  • Monday, 27 May 2024
  • Tuesday, 4 June 2024 (No session on Monday, 3 June, given that Monday is a Public Holiday) - Sponsor must attend this session with the candidate.
  • Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Monday, 24 June 2024

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
St Joseph's Church Hall
New Plymouth



The camp starts on Friday, 7 June 2024, at 5:00 pm and concludes on Sunday, 9 June 2024, at 2:00 pm.

The camp will end with a family Mass and a potluck lunch at 12:00 pm on Sunday, 9 June 2024. Candidates, families, and Confirmation sponsors are welcome to join.



Sunday, 30 June 2024 at 5.30 pm.
Celebrant: Bishop John Adams

Followed by a Confirmation Celebration at St. Joseph's Church Hall (optional)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registrations Close on Friday, 12 April 2024


To register, scan the QR code on the poster above or click the link below: