St. James Parish

Parish Address: 2118 Adjala Tecumseth Townline, Colgan ON L0G 1W0

Tel: 905-936-4266  

Parish Email: stjamesco@archtoronto.org

Message from the parish!

Greetings!  For those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, St. James in Colgan is pleased to present an online preparation program from HopeStone called “The Mark.”  

 

PART ONE: ONLINE SACRAMENTAL PREP

 

The program includes six pre-recorded videos, and is designed such that candidates will have to finish each pre-recorded video before moving onto the next session.

 

PART TWO: REGISTRATION

 

To register to receive Confirmation here at the parish, please observe the following steps:

 

       a. Complete the online confirmation registration form, even if you have completed a sacramental prep course already.

After submitting your confirmation registration form, HopeStone will send you a link to watch the online program shortly after the application deadline on Tues. Oct. 5, 2021.

 

Once a video has been released, the candidate can watch it independently at his or her convenience, while the parish can track his or her progress remotely.  

 

       b.  Submit a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate and a registration fee of $30 ($20 for the course plus $10 for the cost of a gown rental), although only the $10 gown fee is required if you have completed sacramental prep beforehand.  

 

After completing this form, please submit a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate and a $30 registration fee ($20 for the course plus $10 for the gown rental) to the parish office at St. James in Colgan in a sealed envelope marked “Confirmation Registration” along with the candidate’s name.  Only the $10 gown fee is required if you have completed sacramental prep beforehand.  

 

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm, but you can also drop off the certificate and fee in a secure drop box at the side of the parish office. 

 

If you were baptized at St. James, St. Mary’s or St. Francis Xavier, please contact the parish office at stjamesco@archtoronto.org or 905-936-4266 to let us know approximately when the candidate was baptized to assist us in finding his or her records.

 

If you have already completed sacramental prep for Confirmation, please complete the “Confirmation Registration Form” (see earlier), and ensure that we have a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate.  However, you will not be required to pay an additional fee or take the online course.  

 

     c. Fill out a parish registration form only if your closest parish geographically is a church other than St. James, St. Mary’s or St. Francis Xavier.  


Register for one of the Confirmation dates on Eventbrite:

 

 

Here are the available dates for Confirmation dates and their corresponding rehearsals:  

 

  1.  Tues. Nov. 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (rehearsal: Mon. Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm); 

  2.  Fri. Dec. 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (rehearsal: Wed. Dec. 1 at 7:00 pm); 

  3.  Tues. Dec. 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm (rehearsal: Mon. Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm); and 

  4.  Fri. Dec. 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (rehearsal: Wed. Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm). 

Both the rehearsals and the actual Confirmation ceremonies will take place at St. James Church in Colgan.

Registration is due by Tues. Oct. 5, 2021.  

 

PART THREE: FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

 

Click on the following link for a list of frequently asked questions: 

 

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at stjamesco@archtoronto.org or 905-936-4266.

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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 www.hopestone.ca or follow us on Social Media @hopestonecf 

God bless!

Peter, Stacey and the HopeStone Team

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