There is a close relationship between the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, together the are the sacraments of Christian initiation.

Confirmation is celebrated separately from the sacrament of Baptism but  its purpose is to perfect in us that which was begun in Baptism.  It is the sacrament which gives us the Holy Spirit in order to deepen and strengthen our faith.

According to The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Confirmation effects are:

  • to root us more deeply in the divine filiation; being children of God
  • unites more firmly to Christ
  • increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • strengthens our bond with the Church
  • gives us special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread the faith and be true witnesses of Christ
 
meeting dates for confirmation classes for 2018  
Candidates and parents are to attend 
MEETING #1                                     Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
MEETING #2 Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
MEETING #3 Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
MEETING #4 Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
MEETING #5 Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
MEETING #6 Thursday, May 3, 2018 @6:30 pm
   
   

RETREAT

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 09:00 am -3:00 pm
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Saturday, June 2 , 2018 @ 5:00 pm
 

PLEASE NOTE:

• Pulse Nations Youth Group
It is compulsory that the Confirmation Candidates attend at least three sessions.  Pulse Nations will begin September 13, 2017 and will take place every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Bring a friend.

• Please bring a wallet size photo of your child.  This will be put on the Confirmation Banner during our Confirmation Celebration. 

• Please provide a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if the Parish does not have a copy.  We must have a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate in order for your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

• If your child’s baptism was celebrated outside of Canada please provide the address of the Parish.
Please make sure the certificate is translated to English.

• For our first meeting, Thursday, January 25, 2018 please bring a package of cookies and one litre of juice.  Please bring cookies and juice that have a shelf life.  They will be used for snacks at our meetings.

One parent/guardian must attend the meetings with their child