Confirmation brings a young man or woman into the full and complete Life of Christ and the Catholic Church, as the Gifts of Holy Spirit are activated in their hearts and souls, they are prepared to give themselves fully and completely as committed Catholic Christians. Confirmation Preparation engages not only the young Catholic student, but also his or her parents, family as well as the chosen sponsor. Our Confirmation Preparation Program begins in January with the Confirmandi sealing their commitment at an Enrolment Mass and after the conclusion of the Program, they will join family and friends as well as the Parish Community in a Confirmation Mass in late May or early June. If you’re interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, please click one of the links below..
Grade 8 children in our three parish schools (St. Bernadette, St. James & Mother Teresa) are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this school year.
If you are a registered parishioner and your child does not attend one of our parish schools or attends a public school, you must register your child in our catechism class. Please call the parish office for more information.
I - Children not baptized in the Catholic Church who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
Children must also prepare themselves for Baptism or Reception into the Church, First Confession and First Holy Communion. Children preparing for Baptism or Reception into the Catholic Church and Confirmation follow the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children Program (RCIC). If your son or daughter was baptized in another Christian denomination, please bring his/her baptismal certificate with you to this meeting. For further information, please click on the following: RCIC
II - Boys and Girls who are baptized members of the Catholic Church
Children may choose to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in their Grade 8 year.
Catholic School Students
Students who are in our parish Catholic Schools receive their catechetical preparation for the Sacrament at School.
Public School Students – Catechetical Preparation for Confirmation
Students who attend Public Schools receive their catechetical preparation at the Parish. The Catechetical Program for Public School students who are baptized members of the Catholic Church and who wish to be confirmed begins in the new year. All Public School Students who wish to be confirmed follow this program.
For further information please contact the Parish Office at 905-683-1533.
III - Parish Program for Preparation for Confirmation
Catholic and Public School students also participate in the Parish program of preparation for confirmation. All students are expected to attend mass each Sunday.