The Sacrament of Confirmation completes our initiation into the Catholic faith that commenced with the Sacrament of Baptism. If Baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, God bestows an increased presence of the Holy Spirit on us so that we may work with deep faith and with abiding charity, and that we may help to bring to the world the fruits of reconciliation and peace. Strengthened by the Holy Spirit and His manifold gifts, we are committed wholeheartedly to the Church's struggle against sin.
Preparation of children for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place during the catechetical program in Roman Catholic schools or in the Parish's Religious Education Program.
Preparation programs for the parents of children to be confirmed are hosted by the Parish. The purpose of these programs is to instruct parents and sponsors on the meaning of the sacrament, its history, importance, and value, as well as to familiarize them with their role in the program.
Adults wishing to be confirmed are required to follow a sacramental preparation program.
For more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, contact Marc Moreau 613-745-7774 ext. 4.