Confirmation

June 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your patience during the past few months as we have navigated together as a spiritual family. I am happy to inform you that we are now able to offer you dates for your child’s Confirmation.

General Information:

  • Each family is allowed to bring a total of ten (including the child receiving their Sacrament).
  • Everyone must comply with health regulations that are mandated at the time of the Sacrament including the wearing of masks, hand sanitizing, etc.
  • In an attempt to gauge the total number of attendees, we ask that you confirm the number of attendees at the time of your date selection.
  • Dates are on a first come-first scheduled basis and not being held by school. Each parent must call or email to schedule their child’s Mass –no group scheduling.
  • No live-streaming will be available – no professional photography permitted. No group photography.
  • Red ceremonial gowns will not be provided.
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled Mass.

Confession:

All Confirmation candidates are required to come for Confession prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Confirmation Assignment:

For children attending St. Cecilia or St. Raphael the Archangel, you are asked to forward your child’s Confirmation Assignment directly to their classroom teacher by Friday, June 4th. Children attending other Catholic schools, Public or Private schools are asked to kindly email the parish office your child’s Confirmation assignment by Friday June 4th. Hardcopies will not be accepted.

Confession Dates:

Date

Time

Tuesday, June 22

4 pm – 9 pm

Wednesday, June 23

4 pm – 9 pm

Thursday, June 24

4 pm – 9 pm

Friday, June 25

5 pm – 9 pm

Confessions will take place at the Rectory (2 Barletta Drive). Masks are mandatory. Confession will be offered in 10 minutes intervals as follows:

Confirmation Mass Dates:

Confirmations will take place at St. Joseph the Worker Parish (191 Wade Gate).

Date

Time

Time

Time

Monday, July 26

5pm

6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Thursday, July 29

5 pm

6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Monday, August 9

5 pm

6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Thursday, August 12

5 pm

6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Opting to Defer:

If you have health concerns or feel uncomfortable celebrating the Sacrament at this time and would like to defer to a later date, please contact the Parish Office by email indicating: your child’s first and last name – the school they attend and that you wish to have their Confirmation deferred to a later date.

If you have already asked for a deferral, and wish to defer to a later date – I ask for your co-operation in emailing the parish office with that direction. Once again include: your child’s first and last name, the school they attend, that you wish to have their Sacrament deferred and that they were to have received it originally in 2020.

Next Step:

Contact the parish office by email: office@standrebessette.ca or call 289-553-1610 to schedule your child’s Confession (ask for a specific date and time (ex: June 22 at 5:10 pm) and Confirmation.

The parish office hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm – closed to the public but operating remotely. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred date. We ask for your continued understanding and support.

God bless,

Fr. Peter

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