The Sacrament of Confirmation completes our initiation into the Catholic faith that commenced with the Sacrament of Baptism. If Baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, God bestows an increased presence of the Holy Spirit on us so that we may work with deep faith and with abiding charity, and that we may help to bring to the world the fruits of reconciliation and peace. Strengthened by the Holy Spirit and His manifold gifts, we are committed wholeheartedly to the Church’s struggle against sin.
St. Joseph’s Parish is delighted to be working with you to co-ordinate the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The home and parish carry the primary responsibility for this preparation. Enrolment celebration, parent orientation meetings, and sacramental celebrations will originate from the parish. Your involvement and your participation in the parish are crucial to your child’s faith development and ultimate commitment to the Catholic faith.
The school instruction regarding the meaning of the sacraments is an essential part of the program. It supports and enhances the learning and the experiences the children encounter at home and in the parish. The readiness of your child to receive this sacrament will be decided by you in consultation with the pastor.
Your home preparation can begin now. While you await further communication from the parish we encourage you to bring the following points to your child’s awareness: the fact that she/he may be celebrating a sacrament, and the name of the sacrament she/he may be preparing to celebrate. It is also important that as family you consciously begin your child’s preparation for the sacrament by intensifying your regular participation in Sunday Mass, daily morning and evening prayer. Focus on the daily effort to imitate the life of Jesus.
The program runs on the following Sundays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Parish Hall
- Registration Day: Sunday, January 28, 2018
- Session 1: February 11, 2018
- Session 2: February 18, 2018
- Session 3: February 25, 2018
- Session 4: March 4, 2018
- Session 5: March 11, 2018
- Session 6: March 18, 2018
Confirmation retreat for the candidates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.
Confirmation Mass with Bishop William T. McGrattan will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7 PM.
- For adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact our RCIA team. Click here.