The Sacrament of Confirmation
CONFIRMATION CELEBRATIONS THIS FEBRUARY 2023
Online Booking is now closed. If you have missed booking your child for the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Melanie Gaddi.
If you have missed the in-person sacramental registration for Confirmation, and still wish for your children to receive the sacraments this year, please contact Melanie Gaddi, Sacramental Coordinator, at the parish office (905) 332-5115 or via email at email@example.com immediately.
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
The Effects of Confirmation are as follows:
An increased portion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord
A deepening and strengthening of the grace received at Baptism, which is considered the presence of God in the soul
A more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
A closer bond with the Catholic Church
The ability to take a greater, more mature role in the Church's mission of living the Christian faith daily and witnessing to Christ everywhere
A special mark, or character, on the soul that can never be erased.