Confirmation brings the grace first received in Baptism to perfection. The Holy Spirit roots us more deeply in the Divine Life as the sons and daughters of God. It also makes us more like Jesus Himself and strengthens our bond with the Church in order for the baptized to carry out the mission of Jesus here and now, bearing witness to the Christian faith by what we say and do. We are strengthened to never be ashamed of the Cross of Jesus Christ.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Bishop, or his delegate, uses oil known as Sacred Chrism and traces the sign of the Cross on the forehead of the candidate as he says, "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
Candidates for Confirmation must be baptized in the Catholic Church and have received Holy Communion around the age of 7 years. Candidates are normally between 11-16 years of age. There is a period of preparation to help parents and candidates understand the purpose of Confirmation.
Candidates older than 16 years of age may take part in another form of preparation better suited to their age level. This may involve some additional adult faith formation and catechesis.
Preparation classes are provided for young people in Grade 8 wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Registration to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in
November 2021 (for students of 2020/2021)
This class will be an abbreviated version of Confirmation, and will not include those students who are currently in grade 8 this year. Students in high school are welcome to attend this preparation. For those students in grade 8, another program will be made available in the Easter Season.
Please click on the documents below to register for November Confirmations
Preparation classes are also provided for adults who have received baptism and Eucharist but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Please click on the lesson below for a PDF Slideshow of each Lesson:
Session 3 - October 2 - Grace and Sacraments
Session 4 - October 9 - Two-Fold Mission of the Church