“By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” – Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium 11
In the Diocese of Hamilton, Confirmation is normally received at age 12 or Grade 7.
Confirmation for Children attending Parish Schools
For children in Grade 7 attending St. Michael, St. John, and Our Lady of Peace, sacramental preparation is done by the school in collaboration with the Parish. The Confirmation date for 2017 has yet to be booked.
Confirmation for Children not attending Parish Schools and are in Grade 7 and up; attending public or private schools are required to attend 5 classes for sacramental preparation, a Confirmation Retreat and Rehearsal at the parish.
These classes are usually held in the parish office on Monday nights at 6:30pm, beginning in September, the start date for 2017 has yet to be arranged.
You may register at the parish office or email the parish for a registration form.
Once you have completed the form, please bring it to the office, with a copy of the child’s baptism certificate and payment of $35 in cash or cheque during office hours; 9:00am-4:30 pm. Confirmation is usually celebrated in November.
Confirmation in Spanish
Preparation for Confirmation is offered for both youth and adults in the Spanish language.