The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace, for it is by the sacrament of Confirmation that the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are, the true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed (c.f. CCC, 1285).

Children must prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. We celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation once a year, on the Feast of Pentecost. The parish office accepts registrations from parents or guardians in September.

If you wish to register your child for Confirmation preparation please contact the parish office at 780.488.7295 ext 230 to speak with Bonnie Kirk, or write to us at basilica.catechism@caedm.ca.