613 - 382 - 2017

Parish Office

270 Stone Street South
Gananoque ON K7G 2A1

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8 am to 4 pm

Confirmation is the sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with christm receives the strength to witness to God’s love and might in word and deed. He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church. [CCC 1285-1314]

Adults who have been baptised but have not received the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation are asked to contact Fr. Amato about instruction and completing their initiation into the life of the Church.

In the Old Testament, the People of God expected the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Messiah. Jesus lived his life in a special Spirit of love and of perfect unity with his Father in heaven. This Spirit of Jesus was the “Holy Spirit” for whom the people of Israel longed; this was the same Spirit whom Jesus promised to his disciples, the same Spirit who descended upon the disciples fifty days after Easter, on the feast of Pentecost. And it is again this same Holy Spirit of Jesus who descends upon everyone who receives the sacrament of

Confirmation. [CCC 1285-1288, 1315]

From Youcat 203, 204

Confirmation