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St. Patrick's Parish

Parish Address: 5633 Highway 7, Markham, ON L3P 1B6

Parish Email: youthministry@stpatrick.on.ca

                      or silvana.amantea@stpatrick.on.ca

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Message from the parish!

We are so excited to begin this journey with you as you prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation!

 

Along with the online sessions on the HopeStone platform, we will have bi-weekly Zoom meetings on Thursday evenings to unpack and discuss the themes in small groups.

 

Online sessions are to be completed the Monday prior to the Thursday Zoom meetings.

Due to the number of registrations, Confirmation candidates will be divided into Group A, Group B and Group C for the bi-weekly Zoom meetings. The students are arranged in alpha order, switching will not be accommodated.

 

Group A will meet from 6:30 - 7:15pm

Group B will meet from 7:15 - 8:00pm

Group C will meet from 8:00 - 8:45pm

Zoom Meeting Schedule

  • Session #1 – January 27 (complete online work by Jan 24)

  • Session #2 – February 10 (complete online work by Feb. 7)

  • Session #3 – February 24 (complete online work by Feb. 21)

  • Session #4 – March 10 (complete online work by March 7)

  • Session #5 – March 24 (complete online work by March 21)

  • Session #6 – April 7 (complete online work by April 4)

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The Mark Promo Video 

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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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