If your child has been baptized into the Catholic faith, and is between the ages of 11 and 18, he/she is invited to complete his/her initiation as a Christian by celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation. *NB – If your child is not yet baptized or has not yet celebrated First Communion and Reconciliation (Confession), please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. A member of the Christian Initiation of Children Ministry will contact you to arrange a meeting. Recognizing that parents are first educators of the faith for their children, the following process welcomes young candidates along with their parents as they prepare to celebrate Confirmation. Candidates and parents will participate together in 5 workshops that take place monthly from September to January and attend mass regularly at Holy Redeemer Parish.
Each workshop is comprised of family faith formation and celebration of the Mass. Additionally, there is an afternoon retreat for both candidates and parents. It is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Ottawa that all candidates celebrate Reconciliation (Confession) prior to being confirmed. This liturgical celebration will take place in February. The celebration of Confirmation will take place at the end of February, upon approval from the Archdiocese.