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Confirmation

Children in grades six and above

For most of us who were baptized as children, Confirmation is the sacrament that completes our full initiation into the Church. Confirmation is sometimes called the sacrament of the Holy Spirit, because it is through this sacrament that we are reminded that we received the gift of the Spirit in Baptism, and that we are now sealed with the Spirit. In Confirmation we are reminded of our baptismal call to carry on the mission of Christ to spread the Good News of God through our actions and words of faith, hope, and charity. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with Bishop William McGrattan during the Easter Season.

Preparation will consist of one parent meeting, five student classes and a retreat, all of which require mandatory attendance. Parents will also be provided with resources, and are encouraged to be strong role models of the Catholic faith as your child prepares to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Sacrament preparation meetings and classes are now well underway. For more information, please contact Allison at allison@stmaryscalgary.com or 403-228-4170 (ext. 228).

Important Dates: 2017-2018

Student preparation classes – Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and March 15.

Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00-12:00 pm

Celebration Mass: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00 pm.

Attendance is mandatory.

For more information, please contact Allison at allison@stmaryscalgary.com or 403-228-4170 (ext. 228).