Information Confirmation 2017

Catechists, Parents and Candidates, 

 

Click here for the Confirmation Mass Schedule for 2017.

 

Click here for general information for Confirmation Mass celebrations in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface.

Click here for 2017 Readings for the Conferral of Confirmation within Mass

 

 

Sacraments

Quotes in bold under the sacrament headers are from YouCat. 

In order to allow teenagers and young adults in particular to gain an easier access to the knowledge of the faith of the Catholic Church, in the years from 2006 to 2011 the YOUCAT emerged from the great \'CCC\' and the \'Compendium\'. This book also has been written in a question and answer format.  To check out an interactive site and learn more about YouCat click on the image beside.

To see the book in Google docs Click Here

 

Baptism

Baptism is the way out of the kingdom of death into life, the gateway to the Church, and the beginning of a lasting communion with God. -YouCat 194

Being baptized means that my personal life story is submerged into the stream of God’s love.” -YouCat 200

Parents of infants or children requesing baptism have a recommended Baptism program to assist them in preparing for this very special time.  The prgram was developed within the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and is available in French and in English.  The leader\'s guide and participant\'s guides are available for download below.  Parish catechists/faciliators of this baptism program may request a certificate to present to each parent after participation at all sessions by contacting the Diocesan Service of Catechetics. 

 The Diocesan Baptism Preparation Program is available by contacting the Service of Catechetics (French is available as well).

Confirmation

 “In Confirmation the soul of a baptized Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.” -YouCat 205

Confirmation preparation takes place in your home parish, which  is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where    you live).  Young people requesting the sacrament of Confirmation must be in an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Confirmation).  Parents participate in sessions specific to the  basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the diocesan catechetical policy.

 

The recommended immediate prepration program, Alive in the Spirit (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Suppy Centre or Stephanchew\'s Church GoodsFor parishes approved on Restored Order of Sacraments of Initation, please contact the Diocesan Service of Catechetics directly for recommendations.

 

  

Eucharist (Holy Communion)

“Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in whcih Jesus gives His Body and Blood – Himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. …the Eucharist is the mysterious center of all these sacraments, because the historic sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross is made present during the words of consecration in a hidden, unbloody manner.” -YouCat 208

“Every Holy Communion unites me more deeply with Christ, makes me a living member of the body of Christ, renews the graces that I received in Baptism and Confirmation, and fortifies me in the battle against sin.” -YouCat 221

First Communion (Eucharist) preparation takes place in your home parish, which is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where you live). Children requesting the sacrament must be in    an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Holy Eucharist).  Parents participate in sessions specific to the basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the diocesan catechetical policy.

  

The recommended immediate prepration program, We Share in the Eucharist (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Suppy Centre or Stephanchew\'s Church Goods. For parishes approved on Restored Order of Sacraments of Initation, please contact the Diocesan Service of Catechetics directly for recommendations.

 

Penance (Reconciliation/Confession)

“Penance is making restitution or satisfaction for a wrong that has been committed. Penance must not take place exclusively in my head; I must express it in acts of charity and in solidarity with others. One does penance also by praying, fasting, and supporting the poor spiritually and materially. [1434–1439]

Penance is often misunderstood. It has nothing to do with low self-esteem or scrupulosity. Penance is not brooding over what a bad person I am. Penance frees and encourages us to make a new start” - YouCat 221

First Penance (Reconciliation/Confession) preparation takes   place in your home parish, which is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where you live). Children requesting the sacrament must be in an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Holy Eucharist). Parents participate in sessions specific to the basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the diocesan catechetical policy

 

The recommended immediate prepration program, We Prepare for Reconciliation (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Suppy Centre or Stephanchew\'s Church Goods.

 

  

Holy Orders, Matrimony, Annointing of the Sick

Click here to go to the full list of Sacraments 101 videos

 

Parent Sessions

The sessions for parents requesting sacraments for their child are available from the Service of Catechetics. Please email or call the diocesan coordinator.

Special Needs

Resources for special needs and circumstances are available.  Click here for contact information for the coordinator of Service of Catechtics.

There are a variety of methods and materials for your family or parish use.

Click Here for articles from the Vatican and special needs stories from catechists.

Loyola Press offers many useful resources for children with autism and other special needs, such as

  • videos from experts and practitioners in the field of disabilities
  • helpful articles on teaching and parenting children
  • tools for catechists and those in ministry working with children with special needs
 

 

For children with special needs, the development of speech, language, social, and emotional skills are enhanced through the use of sign language. Click here for Loyola Press's American Sign Language Prayers webpage.

How to Sign the Sign of the Cross 

 

 

 

 


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