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.

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.

First Reconciliation and First Communion

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Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion

Children in Grade 2 or higher are invited to begin preparations to make their First Reconciliation (Confession) and to receive their First Holy Communion.

Sessions for students will be held throughout the school year in preparation for these Holy Sacraments. Please see session dates below.

Parents are invited to attend the Parent Information Night, on September 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains, to register and to receive information packages for the Sacramental Preparation Program, covering both First Reconciliation/First Communion preparation and Confirmation preparation.

For more information, please see the First Reconciliation and First Communion Letter [PDF].

Note: For locations below, Columbus Hall is the smaller hall across from Bishop Doyle Hall. Side entrance off parking lot.

First Reconciliation (Confession) Preparation Schedule

Event Date Time Location
1st Session September 22, 2018 10:00 AM Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains
2nd Session October 20, 2018 10:00 AM Columbus Hall
3rd Session November 10, 2018 10:00 AM Bishop Doyle Hall
4th Session December 1, 2018 10:00 AM Columbus Hall
Reconciliation January 12, 2019 10:00 AM Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains

First Communion Preparation Schedule

Event Date Time Location
1st Session February 9, 2019 10:00 AM Bishop Doyle Hall
2nd Session March 2, 2019 10:00 AM Bishop Doyle Hall
3rd Session April 6, 2019 10:00 AM Bishop Doyle Hall
4th Session/Retreat Day May 4, 2019 10:00 AM–2:00 PM Columbus Hall
First Communion May 12, 2019 10:30 AM Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains

Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation

Is your son or daughter ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? The practice in the Diocese of Peterborough is for children to receive this Sacrament in Grade 7.

Sessions for students and parents will be held throughout the school year in preparation for this Holy Sacrament. Please see session dates below.

Parents are invited to attend the Parent Information Night, on September 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains, to register and to receive information packages for the Sacramental Preparation Program, covering both First Reconciliation/First Communion preparation and Confirmation preparation.

For more information regarding preparation, please see both the Confirmation Letter [PDF] and the Confirmation Candidate Letter [PDF].

Student sessions will be held in Bishop Doyle Hall. Parent sessions, along with final Confirmation ceremony, will be held in the Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains.

Confirmation Preparation Schedule (for Students and Parents)

Event Date Time
1st Session October 2, 2018 6:30–8:00 PM
2nd Session October 16, 2018 6:30–8:00 PM
3rd Session November 6, 2018 6:30–8:00 PM
4th Session November 16, 2018 6:30–8:00 PM
5th Session December 4, 2018 6:30–8:00 PM
6th Session January 15, 2019 6:30–8:00 PM
7th Session February 12, 2019 6:30–8:00 PM
8th Session March 12, 2019 6:30–8:00 PM
9th Session April 9, 2019 6:30–8:00 PM
10th Session May 7, 2019 6:30–8:00 PM
Confirmation June 9, 2019 10:30 AM

Small reception to follow Confirmation.

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.

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.