Confirmation

Father Paul MacNeil

Just as our bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that our souls need to grow in the life of grace. 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.

“The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.” - Isaiah 11:2-3

If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, please see The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). If you are a baptized Catholic who never received Confirmation, please call the parish office at 905-358-7611.

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. 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 our Educational Coordinator, Kathleen Parr at 905-358-7611.

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