MORE than 5000 candidates and 45,000 sponsors and other parishioners will gather in Sydney’s SuperDome on Sunday June 11 to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The ceremony is a major Sydney archdiocesan Jubilee Year event.
The convenor of Confirmation 2000, Auxiliary Bishop Geoffrey Robinson said confirmation was usually bestowed within each parish community.
“But this is a special event for the archdiocese in the Jubilee Year,” he said. “For this one year of Jubilee it is fitting that the parishes should come to the diocese and celebrate together as a community of communities.”
Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, will preside at the three separate ceremonies on the day.
He will be assisted by his auxiliaries, Bishop Robinson, Bishop David Cremin and Bishop Peter Ingham, and many of the archdiocese’s priests.
Candidates will come from 137 parish and ethnic communities.
On June 4 they were formally “sent” from their communities and on June 18 they and their families will be formally welcomed back into those communities