A new schedule will be set up soon in preparation for the celebration of Confirmation in the fall. Please check back here for updates.
The sacrament of confirmation completes 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.
Confirmation is a Sacrament in the Catholic Church in which the one who is confirmed (Confirmand) receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hand and anointing with oils by the bishop. It’s considered a Sacrament of Initiation which means that it brings you deeper into communion with the Church.
In short it is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. Confirmation brings Catholics a deepening of baptismal grace and unites us more firmly to Christ. It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit and leaves an indelible mark on the soul just like baptism.
Students are usually expected to receive their sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 6 but all older students who have not been confirmed are also welcome.
Note that to be able to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, your children MUST go to Reconciliation, which will be held during the retreat at the Sacred Heart Parish.
For more information or if you have any questions, email Karen.Boston@rdcrs.ca or call the parish office at 403-346-2618.
*Note concerning sponsors: The Sponsor must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist in the Catholic Church, be a practicing Catholic, and be at least 16 years of age (c.874) One sponsor, male or female, is sufficient ( cf.c.873) but there may be two, one of each gender (c.873) The Sponsor must NOT be either the father or the mother of the one that is Baptized (c.874).