Confirmation

Dear parents and guardians,
Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the world around us as we have known it has changed calling on us to make changes to parish life and the sacraments themselves for those preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
As you know, Masses were cancelled in all parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto, in various dioceses in Canada and throughout North America as well.  This, in itself, is unprecedented and should make us take stock of what we take for granted and the Source of all our blessings, Jesus Christ.
Yesterday, March 17, the Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto has instructed that all public Masses be cancelled, even Funeral Masses.  While the churches will remain open at certain times to allow the faithful to come and have individual private prayer, gatherings of groups are prohibited for the time being.
At this time the First Communion class, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 28 is cancelled and the classes for Confirmation that were supposed to begin Wednesday, March 28 are cancelled as well.  We don’t know how the pandemic will effect Holy Week and the First Communions to follow.  We will be working to make other plans as to how we will approach preparation for the sacraments as well as their celebration, but will inform you of this at a later date.
In the meantime, pray for the world, the victims of the virus, especially in hard-hit countries like Italy, Iran and our own country of Canada where the virus has not yet peaked.  Pray for those who have died and pray for our healthcare workers, doctors, nurses and technicians at this time when they are working so hard for the health and well being of those who are sick.
Stay well.  Peace.  Fr. Charles

Confirmation 2020

Parent Information and Registration meetings:

Please choose to attend one of the two offered meetings:

Sunday, January 19 at 12:30 pm. OR Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm.  in the church.

Note that registration for the sacrament of Confirmation will take place on these dates only. Late registrations will be deferred to the Spring of 2021. Please make sure these dates are on your calendar.

You are asked to bring with you to the meeting the following:

    1. Your child/candidate
    2. A copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate, even if your child was baptized here at St. Leo the Great. Those not baptized in the Catholic Church are not eligible for the sacrament of Confirmation. If you have questions about this, please speak to the pastor, Fr. Charles
    3. $50 Registration donation
    4. The downloaded and filled out Registration Form. Fillable Registration Form 

CONFIRMATION CLASSES (6 in all)

This year we will hold six classes of preparation for Confirmation, each being 1 ½ hours on six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7 pm. to 8:30 pm. in the parish hall.

All classes for Confirmation will take place on the following dates in 2020

  • Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT DAY

The Confirmation Retreat will take place during the regular school day at the parish hall on Wednesday, May 20 from 9 am. to 2:20 pm.  Arrangements for students in Catholic schools will be made between the parish and the three schools.  Children attending public schools will have to make their own arrangements to attend the day of retreat.

CONFIRMATION MASS

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.