Confirmation

Confirmation is seen as granting the receiver an extra-natural source of wisdom, knowledge and courage, should the person desire it with an open heart.  As such, Confirmation is the fulfillment of the words of Christ who said "And ye shall know the truth" (John 8:32)

Preparation for all Sacraments is done through the Parish.  Sacramental Preparation, although connected to our Catechism Program is not one and the same.  Students must be enrolled in Catechism or a Catholic School and have met the minimum requirements of being in Grade 2 to opt for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist or being in Grade 7 (having completed Gr. 1-6 or equivalent) to opt for Confirmation.  Additional sessions, gatherings, celebrations, etc. are required by all those who are Home schooled or those attending either Public or Catholic Schools and their Parent(s)/Caregiver(s).

Please contact Fr. Bart for further information: 778-478-6288

Our Confirmation program will begin on Tuesday, September 18th at 6 p.m. with an information meeting for all parents and candidates (this also includes the St. Joseph students) in the parish hall.  Candidates not attending St. Joseph Catholic School will meet every Tuesday beginning on September 25th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION from Catholic Catechism

1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."90