Sacraments

Baptism | First Reconciliation & Communion | Confirmation | Marriage | Vocations

Experience Jesus by celebrating the sacraments at St. Finnan’s Parish.

Welcome!

We’re excited you’re here. Celebrating the sacraments at St. Finnan’s Parish opens the door to a living, transformational faith.

We aspire to a living faith – knowing who Jesus is, growing in relationship with him, and leading others into that beautiful relationship.

Please find information about celebrating the sacraments below and next steps. 

“In the sacraments… Jesus Christ works in fullness.”

(CCC 1074) 

The Sacraments at St. Finnan’s Parish

We are looking forward to celebrating the sacraments with you! We want to know Jesus AND experience him. One way we can experience Jesus is by celebrating the sacraments. 

Please see more information about celebrating the sacraments at St. Finnan’s Parish and fill in the interest/registration form below. One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly!

Baptism

Welcome to the family! Baptism is the basis for the whole of our Christian life. (CCC 1213)

We are excited to journey with you and your loved ones as you prepare for your child’s baptism or your own.

If you’re interested in baptism at St. Finnan’s Parish fill in the contact form below.

 

First Reconciliation & Communion

First Communion formation centers on the Order of the Mass. Children gain an understanding of the Mass and the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Children must be in the second grade or higher and have prepared for and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Please see SchoolWelcomeFall2023 (1)  for 2023-2024 preparation.

If you’re interested in First Reconciliation & Communion at the North Glengarry Parishes fill in the contact form below.

Reconciliation & Mass

The sacrament of Reconciliation re-unites us with God after our sin has separated us. 

Jesus offers us himself in the Eucharist. The Eucahrist is the source and summit of our faith and we invite you to celebrate with us

Please see our events page for the next available time to joing us for Mass or celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.

Confirmation

Confirmation formation looks at the identity and role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We help registrants understand the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and how the Gifts can help them be disciples of Christ.

Confirmation students are blessed with a sponsor to guide them in the preparation process and to present them to the bishop.

The heart behind the Confirmation prep:  What is the vision? 

Many youth in the community have never encountered Christ nor given the opportunity to choose to follow Him. As cultural catholics their parents want them to ‘’grow through the sacraments’’. We can offer them an opportunity not only to receive the sacrament of confirmation but also discover the beauty of the faith,  be part of the community, ask questions,  be challenged to love Christ and be accompanied on this journey. 

All the youth that will join in the program have a great spiritual potential and God has an amazing plan for their lives. We have to meet them where they are, receive them as they are and then walk alongside them.  Before jumping into catechesis, the firm foundation of community has to be built as well as evangelisation, (CCC 6)  the love and witness of the community will play an immense role in this.  Throughout the sessions there will be an intentionality in fostering opportunities for a personal encounter with Christ.

The vision is that after the 15 weeks program the youth will make the choice to follow Jesus, embrace the life of the Church and will become and to be Holy Spirit filled missionaries. The hope is that they will want to still be involved in the community  either by participating in the youth group, attending the ENCOUNTER nights, going to Mass, and or be involved in their local parish.

DatesType of session
Sunday September 24thKick off BBQ after 11am Mass.  BBQ @Shalom
Thursday September 28thCome and see fun social
Thursday October 5thFormation 1
Thursday October 12thFormation 2
Thursday October 19thFormation 3
Thursday October 26thFun Night
Thursday November 2ndENCOUNTER 
Thursday November 9thFormation 4
Thursday November 16thFormation 5
Tuesday November 23rdFormation 6
Thursday November 30thFun night
Saturday- Sunday ( December 2-3)Retreat 
Thursday December 7thENCOUNTER – Sacrament of reconciliation  
Sunday  December 10thConfirmation!! 
Thursday December 14thPARTY! 


If you’re interested in confirmation at St. Finnan’s fill in the contact form below.

Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement! The next weeks and months will likely be a blur of anticipation and planning. As you are busy sharing the great news and throwing around wedding day ideas, we encourage you to invite God into this exciting and joyful time in your relationship. Embracing marriage as a sacrament will transform your whole life together and take your love to a much deeper level.

For more information on Marriage Preparation click here.

If you’re interested in getting married at St. Finnan’s Parish fill in the contact form below.

Vocations

Whether you are discerning a call to the priesthood or supporting a friend or family member pursuing a vocation, the Vocations Office is here to provide spiritual guidance and ongoing support.  If you feel the Lord nudging you in the direction of the priesthood, your parish priest is usually the first point of contact.

Contact our vocations Director Fr. Pierre (vocations@archottawa.ca or 613-558-1445).

The Sacraments

We want to know Jesus as our friend, our saviour, and our comforter. We want to know about him; we want to experience him!

One way we know Jesus is by encountering him in the sacraments.

We invite you to know Jesus and grow in your faith by celebrating the sacraments at St. Finnan's Parish.

To get more information, or to express interest in receiving the sacraments, please fill in the short form. A member of our team will be in touch with you.

*Please contact office@stfinnan.ca for funerals.

**Please see our events calendar for confession/reconciliation times. If you are unavailable at those times, please contact our office at office@stfinnan.ca.

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