Sacraments

2017 / 2018 Sacrament Registration:

If your child is entering Grade 2 or 7 in September 2017, and they wish to receive the Sacraments, please note the following dates:

Both meetings will take place in the St. Francis Church Hall. Registration forms are available by clicking the links above.

Dates for preparation meetings for the sacraments can be seen below:

Correspondence Course – for public school students

Children attending a public school need to complete a Correspondence Program run by the Diocese. You will work through the program at home with your child.  To register for this course click here, or call 905-528-7988 and speak with Monica at extension 2238.

Baptism

We are always excited to welcome new parishioners into St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Communal Baptisms are celebrated during weekend Masses each month. If you have a child age six or younger that you wish to have Baptized into our Catholic Faith Community please fill out the Baptism Registration Form, and call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment with Ruthann Fisher, our Pastoral Associate.

If your child is age seven or older, please see the RCIC section below.
If you are an adult wanting to be Baptized into the Catholic Faith, please see the RCIA section below.

RCIC: Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (Youth)

We are always happy to welcome new children and youth into the Catholic Faith and the St. Francis Community! If your child has never been baptized in any Christian Church and they are seven years old or older, and they wish to become Catholic, they will go through the RCIC program. The program is not difficult, and basically involves teaching your child about the Catholic Church and the sacraments they will be receiving. The program is offered on an as-needed basis, and we try to be flexible and work with times that suit your child’s needs. For more information or to begin the program, please contact Ruthann at the Parish Office.

If your child has been baptized into a Christian Faith, but now wishes to join the Roman Catholic Church, we are happy to welcome them into the St. Francis community. The process for this depends on each particular situation; please contact Ruthann at the Parish Office for more information.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Are you an adult who wants to be baptized into the Catholic Church? We would love to guide you along this journey and welcome you into the St. Francis Parish Community. RCIA programs are offered at St. Francis on an as-needed basis, and can be quite flexible to work with your schedule. Once the program is completed you will receive Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion during one of the most beautiful Masses of the Catholic Liturgical Year: the Easter Vigil. For more information or to begin the program please contact Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R. at the Parish Office.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to all Catholics on Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm, or by calling the Parish Office for an appointment.

If you are planning to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or just want to spend 5 minutes reflecting on ways you can make yourself ready, please feel free to use the following Examination of Conscience.

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First Reconciliation is offered for children age seven or in grade two. This year we will celebrate this sacrament on Sat. March 4, 2017. Please note, if your child wants to receive First Communion, they must first go through the First Reconciliation education program. Please fill out the First Reconciliation & First Communion Form, and come out to the Registration and Information Meeting on Wed. Sept. 20, 2017.

First Communion

The Sacrament of First Communion is offered for children age seven or in grade two. At St. Francis of Assisi Parish we celebrate this sacrament during the Lord’s Day Masses, this year we will celebrate on April 29/30, 2017. Please fill out the First Reconciliation & First Communion Form, and come out to the Registration and Information Meeting on Wed. Sept. 20, 2017.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered at St. Francis Parish for youth age twelve or in grade seven. Confirmation allows Catholics to confirm their commitment to the Faith that was made for them when they were Baptized. This year we will celebrate Confirmation on Sun. Feb. 5, 2017 at 3pm. If you would like to be confirmed please fill out the Confirmation Form, and come out to the Registration and Information Meeting on Wed. Sept. 12, 2017.

Marriage

At St. Francis of Assisi Parish we would love to celebrate your wedding with you! Marriage is an important decision, and we are so glad that your Catholic Faith has prompted you to choose the Sacrament of Christian Marriage. Please print off and read through our Christian Marriage Information Package, then contact the Parish Office and we will be happy to begin preparation with you.

Sacrament of the Sick

In the Catholic Church there used to be a sacrament called the Last Rites. This sacrament has been changed to the Sacrament of the Sick, and can be offered to anyone who is suffering illness of any kind. The purpose is to pray for healing, but also to give the recipient “food for the journey” in the case that they are called home to God. For more information on this beautiful sacrament, please read the Sacrament of the Sick Information Booklet. At St. Francis Parish we offer the sacrament at the Lord’s Day Masses one weekend in the Easter Season; this year it will be April 14/15, 2018. If you or a loved one would like to receive the sacrament at any other time, please call the Parish Office and Fr. Joseph will come to visit you.