Just as our bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that our souls need to grow in the life of grace. Just as the human body must grow in childhood, adolescence, and then adulthood; the human soul needs to grow into maturity. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the supernatural equivalent of the growth process on the natural level. It builds on what was begun in Baptism and what was nourished in the Holy Eucharist. It completes the process of initiation into the Christian community, and it matures the soul for the work ahead.
Confirmation means accepting responsibility for your faith and your destiny. The focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) and gave them courage to practice their faith. The same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts and fruits.
If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, please refer The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). If you are a baptized Catholic who never received Confirmation, please call the parish office at 905-945-2661.
If your child is approaching eighth grade or is a little older; we want to continue to assist you in raising your child in the faith and prepare them to make their faith their own.
If you son or daughter attends public, private or home school, please contact the parish office to register them in the Confirmation preparation program. This program begins in the Fall and runs through the Easter Season. Young people cannot be registered midway, so please contact the parish early to register your young adult to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand the process of having your child confirmed. If you have any further questions, please call the parish office.
Sacraments 101: Confirmation (why we’re confirmed)