Confirmation

Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit endows the people of God with special strength to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ.

  1. Effective in September, 2015, all children who have reached grade 7 or higher are eligible to receive this sacrament.
  2. Those baptized in the Orthodox or other Eastern rites may have already received their Confirmation. They may participate in the preparation sessions but not in the Confirmation celebrations.
  3. The sacrament will be administered on or near Pentecost Sunday by the Regional Bishop or the Pastor.
  4. The immediate preparation for this sacrament takes place at the parish. The candidates for Confirmation must attend all parish preparation sessions, an Enrollment Celebration, a Family Gathering, a retreat, a practice for the Rite of Confirmation and write a letter to the Bishop explaining their reasons why they feel they are ready to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
  5. The preparation sessions are facilitated by parish volunteers. The teachers at our parish schools will support and supplement these sessions.
  6. The parish preparation program is open to all Gr. 7 students in the parish whether they are in public, private or separate schools.

For further information, please call Cathie Furfaro at 905-884-7006 or e-mail cathie.olqw@rogers.com