St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church
50 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill Ontario, L0S 1E0
Fr. Paul MacNeil, Pastor (Cell: 905-933-9386, emergencies only)
Deacon Gunther Eyer, Permanent Deacon
Jeanie Stoyka, Secretary and Business Manager
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My name is Fr. Paul MacNeil, the new pastor of St. Alexander's parish. Our confirmation ceremony for grade 8's this year will be presided over by our own Bishop Gerard Bergie on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm. In addition to the registration form (below), your child will be expected to select a sponsor -- a Roman Catholic in good standing and 16 years old or older (there is space on the form, but you don't have to pick them right away). Sponsors are expected to attend the confirmation Mass on May 11th, but a proxy can stand in their place (please contact the office). Currently, there are no COVID-related attendance restrictions. Please take a moment to fill out our confirmation registration form below. Here is some further information:
Confirmation parent meeting: Tuesday, October 18th @ 7:00 pm at St. Alexander’s Church
Confirmation inscription ceremony: Sunday, November 20th, 2022, 11:00 am Mass.
Deadline for confirmation registration: Friday, November 25, 2022.
Confirmation retreat and rehearsal - Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Confirmation Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7:00 pm with Bishop Bergie
Baptism Certificates: If you are baptized outside St. Alexander’s parish, please upload a copy of your baptismal record or drop it off at the Church or with your teacher. Those baptized at St. Alexander’s should be on file at the parish; if we can't find it, we will contact you.
Confirmation Parent Meeting: I would like to allow all parents to meet with me in the church on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7:00 pm. We will meet in the main body of the Church, and I will be able to answer all your questions.
Confirmation Inscription Ceremony: All parents, children and sponsors are welcome to attend a special inscription ceremony on Sunday, November 20th, at 11:00 am Mass. Your children will be asked to stand and be recognized in the congregation to the sound of thunderous applause! Then we will offer our parish blessing upon them as they make this incredible first step.
Confirmation stoles and dress code: Instead of gowns this year, we will purchase confirmation stole kits for the candidates to put together on their own and keep. Stole kits are approximately $7.00 and can be purchased by parents through the school. We will update you on the exact price. The parish will cover all other expenses.
Confirmation Sponsors: Confirmation candidates may pick their own sponsors. Sponsors must be 16 years or older, can’t be their parents and must be Catholics in good standing. Candidates will be learning more about this as the year progresses. There is no rush.
Confirmation rehearsal and retreat: We will conduct a confirmation retreat for the candidates on May 10th, the day before the confirmation ceremony. This retreat will include Mass in the morning with the community and a rehearsal at 1:00 pm.
Please fill out the registration form below.