Receive the Holy Spirit
It’s wonderful that your child is ready to prepare for this important sacrament.
The Confirmation process at St. Ignatius is a commitment of two and a half years. The first year consists of regular attendance at Sunday mass (Catch the Wave). The target number we have set is approximately 20 times a year.
Parents whose children have met the mass attendance requirement during their Grade 5 year will be contacted directly in June to sign up for the 2019-20 program.
Confirmation prep classes take place over 15 months, from September until the following November. The goal is to equip young people for an ongoing, lifelong commitment to practicing their faith. They meet monthly, as a group, for learning and fellowship.
Regular attendance at mass is required throughout the program.
Confirmation 2019: Sunday, November 24 at 11:00.
Confirmation 2020: Sunday, November 22, 2020
My child is in Grade 6, but did not attend church last year. Can she still be confirmed?
If a child was not attending a church program last year, they will first have to attend mass regularly (20 times in a year). After a year of regular attendance, they can join the Confirmation prep program.
This means my child won't be confirmed until he is in high school. Why do you do it that way?
It’s important that kids don’t think of Confirmation as “graduation” from church. Instead, we want our program to bridge them into high school, continuing their experience of being active members of the church beyond childhood into adolescence.
Why is attendance at mass required?
It is our dearest wish that children who receive their sacraments here at St. Ignatius have a feeling that they truly belong here — that this church is a home and a family for them.
In order for this to happen, the kids need to come to church regularly, so they experience it as a routine, a comfortable place where they are known, a place where they can come to know Jesus and His love.
Is there a cost?
A one time fee of $225 is charged for the 18-month prep program.
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