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St. Hedwig’s Church

Parish Address: 35 Karol Wojtyla Square, Barry’s Bay, Ontario, K0J 1B0

Pastor: Fr. Pawel Ratajczak

(613) 756-2243

Confirmation Coordinator: Mr. David Afelskie

Message from the parish!

Dear Confirmation Candidates,


Thank you for saying yes to this exciting opportunity to grow in your faith and to enter more fully into the life of the Church. We ask that you take this time of preparation and your reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation seriously and with integrity. 


Please take time to pray daily, read Scripture and ask the questions that come to mind about faith and the teachings of the Church. These questions matter far more than you might ever realize. 


Remember, if there is a question that comes to mind, there is an answer available. As you take the time to draw close to God, know that He is a personal God who cares for you with a love that is unimaginable.  As Scripture promises us, if you draw close to God, He promises to draw close to you:

Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  (James 4: 7-8)

In Christ,


St. Hedwig’s Confirmation Team

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About The Mark

HopeStone, a Catholic lay organization wanted to give parishes, schools and families an opportunity to journey through Confirmation Preparation in an interesting, easy to understand and family friendly experience. 

There are 6 sessions within this program.

Each session will begin with a prayer, followed by a talk regarding an aspect of Confirmation and then finished with a personal testimony.

Each session will have 3 questions that are meant for submitting, which your parish leaders will receive. 

Session should take approximately 20-30minutes

Below is a short summary about the program:

Session 1 - "The One"

  - Who is God, where did He come from and was He created? 

Session 2 - "The Holy"

  - Who is Jesus, where and why did He come? Why did He have to die?

Session 3 - "The Catholic"

  - The Holy Spirit and how the church was established.

Session 4 - "The Apostolic"

  - Who are the Apostles were and why they were important?

  - Along with information about Pentecost. 

Session 5 - "The Church"

  - What is the church? What does it mean to be a part of the church?

Session 6 - "The Mark"

  - What does Confirmation mean for your soul?

  - How and why is it important in your life?

Thank you for being apart of this Confirmation Preparation. We truly hope and pray that it was fruitful. For more information about our Ministry visit or follow us on Social Media @hopestonecf 

God bless!

Peter, Stacey and the HopeStone Team

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