Letter to Parents of Confirmation Candidates

Dear Parents and Candidate for Confirmation,

I pray that all is well with you and that you are in good health and spirits!

After the long delay due to the Covid 19 Virus we are finally making preparations to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for all our Candidates.

As Pastor I have the responsibility to make sure that the Candidates are properly prepared and disposed to receive this Sacrament, therefore, I have scheduled a Catechetical/Retreat Day for the Candidates on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00am – 7:00pm. I have  booked the Portuguese-Canadian Club for this preparation day. Of course, all Protocols will be followed and the status of this day depends on the status of the Covid 19 Virus at the time – things could change!  Please remain updated by visiting our website(s) on a regular basis.

I intend to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at several masses during the weekend of October 3/4, 2020. Please read the following carefully…

-For those Candidates who are from St. Charles Garnier Parish, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday October 4th at 3:30 pm at our church site in Glencoe.

-For those Candidates who are from Sacred Heart Parish, Delaware/Mount Brydges, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, October 3rd at the 5:00pm Mass at the All Saints Church site in Strathroy.

-For those Candidates who are from All Saints Parish, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, October 4th at 12:30pm, 3:00pm or 5:30 pm at the All Saints Church site in Strathroy.

In keeping with the Covid 19 Virus protocols, we are allowed a maximum of 13 Candidates per Mass at the All Saints Church site – so each Candidate is allowed 10 guests in total, which includes themselves and  their sponsor.

Also, there is a limit of 9 guests in total, including themselves and their Sponsor, at St. Charles Church, Glencoe.

My friends, I am doing my best to accommodate everyone during these difficult times. If, for any reason a Candidate cannot attend the September 26th Preparation date, or the weekend of October 3 and 4, I will gladly accommodate them in the spring of 2021. Please call me personally if you are in this situation. You MUST CONTACT THE OFFICE and reserve a space for one of the above dates and times along with the list of names.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Thom

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