SACRAMENT OF Baptism:
Parents who request baptism for their children have the obligation of
practicing their faith and ensuring that their children are raised in the
Faith. Preparation for the celebration of Baptism consists of obtaining a
‘Baptism Package’ containing the history and Scriptures of the Sacrament;
attendance at an evening Baptism Meeting. Baptisms occur the last Sunday
10:00 a.m. of the month.
Those families for Baptism must be
registered, practicing members of Holy Spirit Parish.
R.C.I.A. ( Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults )
the process for ADULTS who are unbaptized; for adults baptized in other
Faiths and wish to join the fullness of the Roman Catholic Church; for
Catholics who have never celebrated Confirmation. Weekly sessions after
Thanksgiving until Easter.
SACRAMENT OF THE
the Eucharist, the
Mass is the Heart of the Catholic Community. since at the Table of the Last
Supper in Jesus' command - This is my Body. This is my blood, Do This In
Remembrance, of Me. ►Mass
Since the time of the Gospel passage of Jesus authorizing St. Peter to
forgive sins the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) has served as the
Sacrament of Forgiveness, healing and Love.
Saturdays: 4:00 p.m 4:45 p.m. at the Church - 650 Essa Rd.
Confirmation is offered to parishioners in Grade 7 and older. The parish
program begins in the Fall each year and continues to the celebration of
the Sacrament in the spring. The program is family-school-parish based
and includes the youth involved in parish community service, involvement
in the life of prayer at the parish and other activities to allow the
young person to make that decision of Faith. Those families for
Confirmation must be registered, practicing members of Holy Spirit
The church shares
the joy of a couple who want to celebrate their love as husband and wife
united under the Sacrament of Jesus Christ. We generally ask for one
year notification in order to fulfill all the preparations needed.
Marriage Preparation courses are offered in the spring and Fall. If
there has been a previous union no date may be set until permission is
granted by the bishop. Please contact the Parish Office. Those couples
for Marriage must be registered, practicing members of Holy Spirit
Parish The priest at Holy Spirit is the one who celebrates your wedding.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
This Sacrament is the celebration of Christ’s healing touch for
people who are seriously ill. A person may be anointed more than once
and it is recommended that the priest celebrates the Anointing as soon
as the illness is discovered. Call the Parish office. The Hospital has a
pager system for Catholic priest .
sacrament - Holy Orders ( Priesthood ) :The Church, or
rather God, ‘ordains’ certain people to be the spiritual leaders for the
community in service. If anyone is interested in direction towards a call to the
priesthood or consecrated religious life call the Parish Office or the Office of
Vocations in Toronto www.ocytoronro.org
( First Communion ) :
It is the responsibility of parents to
ensure that their children are prepared for the Sacrament of Eucharist. This
is done in a partnership of parish - school - family. The immediate
preparation is done in conjunction with all partners in education in the
grade 2 year and up.The parish program of preparation for First Communion
begins with registration in early Fall each year at the parish. An
Enrollment Mass in December visibly begins the process at the parish. Family
Take Home books, school visits by the priests and classroom prep complete
the process. Those families for First Communion must be registered,
practicing members of Holy Spirit Parish
Reconciliation ( First Confession ) :
It is the duty of the partnership of parent- school- parish praying and
working together in the preparations of this Sacrament, beginning in
September. Grade 2 and up are invited to experience this Sacrament of God’s
mercy and love.
The Liturgy of the
Funeral Mass celebrates the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ - sorrow with
Hope. funerals are celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish and the pastor of Holy Spirit presiding at the funeral.