ConfirmationConfirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. These are the sacraments whereby a Christian is initiated into the life, death, rising and ascension of Jesus Christ. It is also an initiation into the life of the Spirit, into the Church and, into the holy things of God.

Confirmation completes Baptism as a strengthening of the gift of the Holy Spirit received at Baptism. It is an aid both in living one’s life in Christ and for God … and for giving one’s gifts and talents in service to others. It transforms us from being-in-Christ (Baptism) to acting- with-Christ (with the power of the Holy Spirit).

ConfrimationFor those baptized as infants, Confirmation allows for a personal, mature renewal of the promises of Baptism through a public profession of one’s commitment to Christ and to the Church. It is for this reason that only those who freely choose to do so should receive the sacrament at the given point in their spiritual development. (Anointed for Mission, Archdiocese of Toronto.)Confirmation

At St. Rose of Lima sacramental preparation is in accord with the Sacramental Norms of the Archdiocese of Toronto. We follow the Archdiocesan programme Anointed for Mission in preparing our candidates to celebrate the Sacrament.

Requirements :

Candidates must be a young adult between the ages of 12-18. If you are over 18 years of age and would like to be confirmed you are required to attend the Rite Of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process.

Candidates must have been baptized in or have been received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Tradition and provide appropriate documentation.

Candidates need to have celebrated the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. If you have not received these sacraments, you must attend the Rite Of Christian Initiation For Children (RCIC) in conjunction with the Confirmation Program.

What You Need To Know?

Parents are required to attend an Information Evening in the Parish hall.

Candidates are required to submit a Commitment Form to the parish priest during one of the Sunday Masses in which they promise to fulfill what is required in preparation for Confirmation.

Candidates must attend Confirmation classes as well as the Retreat Day.

Candidates must submit a Letter of Request for Confirmation to the Pastor during one of the Sunday Masses.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 416-438-6729.