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Confirmation Preparation

Welcome Candidates and Parents of Confirmation 2022-2023

You are here because your child is ready for the Confirmation Sacrament. This is wonderful!

The first step, which is mandatory, is to attend the Parent and Candidate meeting at St. John of the Cross Parish on either September 25 or 27, 2022. If you have not registered for this meeting yet, do it now by clicking on this link:

We strongly recommend that you bring the following to the Parent Meeting:

  • Registration Fee ($50) - exact cash or cheque payable to St. John of the Cross Parish
  • Confirmation Registration Form - complete online or submit a completed hardcopy or do both
  • Candidate's Baptism Certificate or Certificate of Reception to the Catholic Church

We also recommend that you bring these completed and signed forms (see below):

  • Candidate Covenant Form
  • Sponsor Form

The Decision Point workbook will be used for the sessions and it will be provided to you once we receive the Registration Fee.

To complete the Confirmation Registration Form online, click here.

The Candidate Covenant form, Registration Form, and Sponsor Form may be downloaded from the "IMPORTANT RESOURCES AND FORMS" section below. You may also pick up hard copies from the Parish Office before or after the Parent Meeting.

IMPORTANT: Candidates can participate in the Decision Point sessions only if we have received the Registration and Covenant forms. We will not be able to assign your child's Confirmation Date until we receive the child's baptismal certificate and completed sponsor's form.

For questions and enquiries, please send an email to confirmation@sjocross.org OR call 905-821-1331 ext 230. When you leave a voicemail, please say clearly and slowly your name, phone number and the candidate's name, otherwise, the team will not be able to return your call. To ensure that you are receiving all communication, please add confirmation@sjocross.org to the safe sender list of your email account.

 

At the Parent meeting you will be provided with information required for your child to successfully complete the Rite of Confirmation process. This page provides a summarized list of requirements and digital versions of the documents that you will need to complete or use as reference.

The following must be submitted to the Parish as soon as possible and before December 1st:

  • Candidate's Baptism Certificate or Certificate of Reception to the Catholic Church
  • Completed Sponsor Form

 

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE FOR 2022-2023

Rite of Enrollment

Attend any of the masses on Saturday/Sunday of Oct 22/23 or Oct 29/30, 2022 at the church.

Decision Point Sessions 

All five (5) sessions will be at the church. Confirmation candidates MUST attend all sessions. Days / Time: Saturdays = 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Session

Saturdays

November 5, 2022

November 19, 2022

December 3, 2022

January 21, 2023

February 11, 2023

 

Reconciliation and Retreat 

Who must attend: Confirmation Candidates     
When: Saturday February 25, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  or Saturday March 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Confirmation 

Who must attend: Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors  
Group #1 - Confirmation Day Tuesday April 18, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Group #2 - Confirmation Day Thursday April 20, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Group #3 - Confirmation Day Tuesday April 25, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Group #4 - Confirmation Day Thursday April 27, 2023 7:00 p.m.

 

Note: The Candidate's Group # will be assigned later. Important: Only those who have submitted the  registration form (online or hardcopy) and submitted all required documents listed on the website will  be assigned a Group #.