The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us (CCC #1131)
Initiation into the Christian community, the Body of Christ. Baptism cleanses the soul of the effects of original sin and any sins committed up to that time. The Holy Spirit enters the soul and makes it one with Christ. Poured water and spoken words signify “new birth”, the beginning of life with God and membership among the people of God.
Requirements for a Godparent are:
The Godparents consist of a male and a female.
The Godparent must be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or by the guardian.
The Godparent is to be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist, at least 16 years of age, and one who leads a life in harmony with the Faith and the role to be undertaken. They are not to be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared.
The Godparent cannot be the father or the mother of the one to be baptised.
A baptised person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesiastic community may serve as Christian Witness together with a Catholic Godparent.
For Baptism we would ask that:
You contact the parish office at (905) 562-7427 with Baptismal information to schedule the date. Baptism is celebrated at 1:00 pm on Sundays.
This sacrament involves sincere sorrow for violating one’s friendship with God, and desire to be reconciled with God and the faith community. Confession of sins is made to an ordained priest, who grants absolution (assurance of God’s forgiveness). Then the priest assigns a good work, symbolizing wholeness in a life with God.
Saturdays during Lent season between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Anytime by Appointment
EUCHARIST (SACRIFICIAL BANQUET)
The Mass is the central act of Catholic worship; it is a prayer of thanksgiving by which Calvary is renewed. “The very presence of Christ” comes into the lives of the community; unites them with Christ, strengthens their faith in God and commitment to work for salvation. As a Sacrament the priest consecrates bread and wine; Jesus becomes present, whole and entire in these elements, to nourish his community.
Usually conferred by a bishop, confirmation strengthens the commitment to Christ made at Baptism, so that a person can maturely face challenges and problems in daily life as a Christian. It gives courage and strength to witness Christ in the world and to selflessly serve our fellow human beings. Visit the “Religious Education”.
Saturday April 13, 2024 at 5:00pm
A man and a woman selflessly share life, love and Christian faith with each other and with God. The sacrament is administered by the two partners themselves, with the priest acting as Church’s witness. The Holy Spirit breathes God’s own love into the couple’s love, so that each becomes a grace for the other; helps them grow together in a life of God and so fulfill their lives.
Please contact the office for an appointment with the Pastor six to eight months before.
You will receive preparation instructions during this time. Schedule an appointment at (905) 562-7427.
ANNOINTING OF THE SICK
Anointing with blessed oil and prayers by a priest give comforting grace, bring Christ to the seriously ill or dying. Sometimes physical healing occurs, but emphasis is on spiritual healing – strengthening the soul – through forgiveness of sin.
Please contact the office any time you are in need at (905) 562-7427.
HOLY ORDERS (PRIESTHOOD)
This sacrament consecrates Christians in service to God. Spiritual power and grace are given to help them put aside daily concerns and devote their work to the good of the community –teaching, administering sacraments, governing the Church. Principal ministries are those of bishop, priest and deacon.
For vocational awareness contact the office at (905) 562-7427 or visit the Diocesan Web Site.