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Sacrament of Confirmation


:: Confirmation
We believe that the sacrament of Confirmation seals an individual with the Gift of the Holy Spirit. In fact, it is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. In this Sacrament, an individual is empowered by the Holy Spirit to help build the Kingdom of God. God's Kingdom is built through the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The "tools" to accomplish these works are referred to as "The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit." These gifts are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.
Children who have reached the age of 12 (approximately Grade 7) or older are eligible to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. A baptismal certificate is required for registration. Those children who have not celebrated First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist will require additional preparation. Children not attending Catholic School will need to be registered in or have completed the Grade Seven Public School program in order to register.
Registration and information meetings are held sometime between November and January. Your Pastor Fr. Phil Jones will interview all candidates and their parents. Preparation sessions are generally held on Monday evenings. Please see the schedule of meeting dates listed below. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday (the seventh Sunday after Easter).