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Contact Info
S Stephens Adamstown

St Stephens Adamstown

Brunker Road

Adamstown

 

Rector

Fr Christopher Bird SSC

 

Phone     02 4957 1895

Mobile      0413 001 109

 

email: frccb@hotmail.com

url: www.sstephens.org,au

 

Rectory
6 Kyle Road
Adamstown NSW  2289

 

Mail

PO Box 17
Adamstown NSW 2289

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Sunday Worship
You are very warmly invited to join us in worship
Sunday 9.00 am Sung Mass
5.30 pm Mass
Weekday Liturgy
Mon-Tue Wed Thu-Fri Sat

7.30 am

 

5.30 pm

 

7.30 am

 

8.00 am

 

Confirmation

Baptism

 

Come Holy Ghost Our Souls InspireThere has been a long debate about the place of Confirmation, which is clearly similar to baptism in it’s intent. Many of the orthodox traditions celebrate the two as a single rite. For a long time in the Church of England Conformation was seen as a requirement for participation in the Holy Communion.

It needs to be said that Baptism is complete in itself. We are Baptised in the Name of the Holy Trinity, and we are baptised into Christ. Once a person is Baptised they can no longer be a visitor at Church because they have become intrinsically part of the Church, members with all Baptised Persons of the Body of Christ.

With the practice of Infant Baptism there was always expressed a clear need for the opportunity for the child as they grew and developed to have their own voice, and the opportunity to confess and profess their faith publicly for themselves, and for the Church, in the person of the Bishop walking in the footsteps of the Holy Apostles, to confirm that declaration of faith and the Church’s commitment to this member of the Body of Christ.

There are times when your people are admitted to the Holy Communion , aside from Confirmation, when it seems pastorally appropriate.

Confirmation is a great opportunity to celebrate the faith we have, and give our own voice to the promises that were made at our Baptism.

Think
When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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