Sacraments

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 Adults

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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.

Baptism

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Children's baptism

To arrange an occasion for your child’s baptism, please contact the Rectory office with your completed application form.

Confirmation

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

Occasion Date Time
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 Communion

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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

Occasion Date Time Location
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

Occasion Date Time Location
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

Marriage

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The Sacrament of Marriage

Please make an appointment through the office a minimum of 12 months prior to your planned date of marriage.