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The sacrament of Confirmation is the continuation of the journey towards Christian life begun by a person at Baptism. In Confirmation, we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit to strengthen our Baptism. Confirmation allows the candidate to be conformed to Christ and to be sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In this sacrament, a person receives the same Holy Spirit that the Apostles received at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit empowers God’s people to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. 

The timing of First Holy Communion and Confirmation has changed in recent years, so if you’re over 30 years old, you might have done it differently. The current order of the Sacraments of Initiation reflects the intended purpose from ancient times, which always was to renew your baptismal promise before First Holy Communion.

St Patrick's Catholic Parish Gympie

Parish Priest: Very Rev Dr Adrian Farelly

Associate Pastor: Fr Louie Jimenez

Parish Secretary: Mrs Brianna Bridges

Parish office address:
14 Church St Gympie QLD 4570

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