The Sacraments

The Sacraments

Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, God's special presence, instituted by Christ for our sanctification 

Sacraments at St. Bernadette's

    Sacrament of Marriage

  • Contact Priest at least one year in advance. You must take a Marriage Preparation course and be a registered member of the Parish.

    For more information on this sacrament please click here.

  • Sacrament of Baptism

  • Babies: Babies are baptized on the 2nd and last Sundays of each month. Please phone the Parish Office two months in advance. An interview and attendance at a pre-baptism class are required for parents.
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  • Children: Children between the ages of 7 to 15 years follow the RITE OF CHRISTIAN INIATION OF CHILDREN program. This program runs from September to Easter. The Children who participate in the RCIC are baptized at Easter. 
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  • Adults: Adults (16 years and older) who wish to be baptized follow the RITE OF CHIRSTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS program which begins in September and runs to Easter. Adults who follow this program are baptized at Easter. 
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  • Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Grade eight children in our three parish schools (St. Bernadette, St. James & Mother Teresa) are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this school year. 

    If you are a registered parishioner and your child does not attend one of our parish schools or attends a public school, you must register your child in our catechism class. Please call the parish office for more information.

    For more information on this sacrament, please click here.

  • Sacrament of the Eucharist/Holy Communion

  • Grade two children in our three parish schools (St. Bernadette, St. James & Mother Teresa) are eligible to receive the Sacraments of Confession and Communion this school year. 

    If you are a registered parishioner and your child does not attend one of our parish schools or attends a public school, you must register your child in our catechism class.  Please call the parish office for more information.  

    For information on receiving your First Holy Communion, please click here.

    Please click here for some important information regarding receiving communion, whether you are 8 or 98 years old.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

  • This sacrament is available Wednesdays (6:30 - 7:30pm) 
    and Saturdays (4:00 - 4:45pm), or, anytime upon request.

    “Love this sacrament and receive it often”
    - Pope John Paul II

    For more information on this sacrament, please click here.

Anointing of the Sick

  • This Sacrament is the celebration of Christ’s healing touch for people who are seriously ill.

A person may be anointed more than once and it is recommended that the priest celebrates the Sacrament of The Anointing of The Sick as soon as the illness is discovered.

Call the Parish office.


Holy Orders ( Priesthood ) 

  • The Church, or rather God, ‘ordains’ certain people to be the spiritual leaders for the community in service.  If anyone is interested in direction towards a call to the priesthood or consecrated religious life call the Parish Office or the Office of Vocations in Toronto 
http://www.vocationstoronto.ca/


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