Just as our bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that our souls need to grow in the life of grace. Just as the human body must grow in childhood, adolescence, and then adulthood; the human soul needs to grow into maturity. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the supernatural equivalent of the growth process on the natural level. It builds on what was begun in Baptism and what was nourished in the Holy Eucharist. It completes the process of initiation into the Catholic community, and it matures the soul for the work ahead.
Confirmation means accepting responsibility for your faith and your destiny. The focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed/strengthened the apostles on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) to practice and defend their faith. The same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation.
If you are an adult baptized Catholic who has received First Communion but never received Confirmation, please visit our RCIA / Adult Confirmation page for more information.
If your child is approaching seventh grade, or is a little older, and you want us to assist you in their Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 416-364-0234 or email us.
Following are some frequently asked questions about Confirmation.