Candidate & Sponsor GatheringWednesday January 22, 2014 7pm – 8:30 pm copy to my calendarThursday January 23, 2014 7pm – 8:30 pm copy to my calendarSt Philip Neri Church Hall # 1, 2100 Jane St. Toronto, On, M3M 1A1 (map)
Candidates need to attend only one of the meetings, which ever one they like.
In the event that the sponsor is not available, a parent can attend on his/her behalf.
The duration of the meeting is about two hours.
Gathering with sponsors and candidates learn about:
Commitment of the Sponsor for Confirmation
A confirmation sponsor is a witness to the commitment of the Confirmand is making to Christ. The sponsor presents the candidate to the Bishop and stands with him/her at the anointing of the Holy Spirit. In choosing a sponsor, the candidate for the reception of Confirmation must select a person with the characteristics listed below. These characteristics come from Canon Law of the Catholic Church.
Understanding what "To lead" means:
TO LEAD is:
To go before or with to show the way; conduct or escort.
To conduct by holding and guiding.
To influence or induce; cause.
To guide in direction, course, action, opinion, etc.; bring: Sponsor, you can lead him/her around to your point of view if you are persistent.
To serve to bring (a person) to a place:
To take or bring: The candidates were led into the Church.
To command or direct.
To go at the head of or in advance of; proceed first in: Lead by example.
Examples of some VALUES in the Catholic Faith when a Sponsor can lead.
Message from our Pastor Fr. Paul Duplessie