“In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.” -YouCat 205
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation, which completes and deepens the graces given in Baptism.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the recipient in anointed with the Oil of Chrism by the Archbishop or delegated priest, and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit in an intimate and profound way in order to help them live out their Catholic faith in the world.
We are offering Confirmation classes for baptized Catholic youth in grade 7 or higher. If your child would like to be Confirmed but has missed the sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Communion, please contact the office.
Registration for the 2023 Confirmation Class is now closed.
Welcome to the Gifted By God program! Approximately every three weeks a new downloadable Session will be posted for the youth to work on along with their workbook. Parents and sponsors are asked to engage in conversations and journey with their youth throughout the program. Here are some of the assignments which can be started at any point in the program:
MUST BE SENT TO THE OFFICE BY APRIL 30th.
At Home Exam
COMPLETE WITH FAMILY AT HOME BY MAY 19th.
Letter to Fr. Paul
Template – please write in your own words and bring to the church for the May 13th retreat.
Letter to Fr. Paul from student 2023
Letter to your Sponsor(s)
Template – please write in your own words and pass on to you Sponsor(s) on or before Confirmation.
Although we don’t learn about this until Session 4, Confirmands can start their project anytime now. There will be some volunteer opportunities coming up at Holy Trinity. Due May 20th.
There will be a black Mass attendance binder in the Message Centre above the food bank box just outside of the Sacristy. Please have the youth find their name and initial under each date they attend Mass. The expectation is that each Confirmand attend weekend Mass 8 times prior to May 28th.
Confirmation Course Schedule
Session 1 Who Is Jesus
To be completed along with session 1 in your workbook by February 3. This is to be completed for your benefit and is not handed in.
Session 2 Baptism and Eucharist
To be completed along with session 2 in your workbook by February 24.