The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church represent the channels by which grace is received by an individual who receives them. Our parish offers classes for both children and adults in preparation for receiving the Sacraments of initiation into the Church, and of Matrimony.
Those interested are invited to complete the respective application forms and to contact the Rectory office.
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of AdultsDownload Form
RCIA sessions begin September 2018
Is the Holy Spirit drawing you, a family member, or a friend toward the Great Mystery known as the Catholic Church? If so, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) may be for you! The RCIA process focuses on all things spiritual and intellectual about the Catholic Church.
Our RCIA sessions will begin again in September, 2018. Please watch for more information here and in our bulletin. For more information, please contact the Rectory office at 705-745-4681 or speak with a priest after mass.
To arrange an occasion for your child’s baptism, please contact the Rectory office with your completed application form.
Preparation for Confirmation
The typical practice in the Diocese of Peterborough is for children to receive this Sacrament in Grade 7 or older.
The Sacramental Preparation Program is scheduled through the Church to the Schools. A letter is sent home in June with students who will be entering the grade for which a Sacrament is available. Another letter is sent in September, with all dates and information for parents.
The table below shows the sessions that progressed through the 2017-18 school year. These will be updated in the coming months for the 2018-19 school year.
Dates in preparation for Confirmation
|Parent/Child Information Night||September 7, 2017||7:00 PM|
|1st Session||September 12, 2017||7:00–8:30 PM|
|2nd Session||October 3, 2017||7:00–8:30 PM|
|3rd Session||October 17, 2017||7:00–8:30 PM|
|4th Session||November 14, 2017||7:00–8:30 PM|
|5th Session||December 5, 2017||7:00–8:30 PM|
|6th Session||January 30, 2018||7:00–8:30 PM|
|7th Session||February 6, 2018||7:00–8:30 PM|
|8th Session||February 27, 2018||7:00–8:30 PM|
|9th Session||March 20, 2018||7:00–8:30 PM|
|10th Session||April 17, 2018||7:00–8:30 PM|
|Retreat Day||April 28, 2018||10:00 AM–2:00 PM|
|Confirmation||May 20, 2018||10:00 AM|
First Reconciliation and First CommunionDownload Form
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion
Please attend the Parent/Child Information Night on September 7 at 7:00 PM in the Cathedral to learn about these crucial rites within the Catholic Church.
Dates for First Reconciliation
|1st Session||September 16, 2017||10:00 AM||Columbus Hall|
|2nd Session||October 21, 2017||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|3rd Session||November 11, 2017||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|4th Session||December 9, 2017||10:00 AM||Columbus Hall|
|Reconciliation||January 13, 2018||10:00 AM||Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains|
Note: Columbus Hall is the smaller hall across from Bishop Doyle Hall. Side entrance off parking lot.
Dates for First Communion
|1st Session||February 10, 2018||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|2nd Session||March 10, 2018||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|3rd Session||April 14, 2018||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|4th Session||May 12, 2018||10:00 AM||Bishop Doyle Hall|
|Retreat Day||June 2, 2018||10:00 AM–2:00 PM||Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains|
|First Communion||June 3, 2018||10:30 AM||Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains|
The Sacrament of Marriage
Please make an appointment through the office a minimum of 12 months prior to your planned date of marriage.