Sacrament Of Confirmation 2018
Dear Parents and/or Guardians and Candidates for Confirmation:
The celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation will take place this year on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm in St. Francis de Sales Church. This letter is addressed to parents and/or guardians of those among our youth who are possible candidates for Confirmation.
This letter formally initiates the process of preparation for those who want to receive this sacrament. There will be a mandatory meeting for parents and candidates and if possible, sponsors at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales School (4 Ross St., Smiths Falls). It is important that you and the candidate are present as helpful information will be transmitted that evening. Candidates are asked to bring their agenda books to the meeting.
Attached is the “Registration for Confirmation” form. Parents are asked to provide information about their child’s Catholic baptism and to include a copy of their baptismal certificate (the baptismal date would be sufficient if the candidate was baptised at St. Francis de Sales Parish). If your child was baptized in another faith, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Please complete the required information on the form and return it to the candidate’s teacher or to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Please attach $25 (cheques should be made out to St. Francis de Sales Parish) for the cost of the rental of the gown for the Confirmation ceremony and for other materials. Please note: If there is a hardship with regard to the gown rental please let me know. This should not be a determent to receiving the sacrament.
The Confirmation Preparation Team (consisting of myself and the teachers) look forward to working with our young people who are taking this important step on their faith journey. We pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your hearts and lives with His gifts of faith, love and joy.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rod McNeil, Pastor
Click here for our Registration Form.
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