MATTHEW CHURCH - ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
CATECHIST - PETER VAN KAMPEN
SEPTEMBER 18 - 19, 2021
SATURDAY (10.00 AM) - SUNDAY (03.00
The retreat takes place at Camp Kasota East, a beautiful, winterized
summer camp on Sylvan Lake. More information:
responsible for their own transportation, with the retreat beginning
at 10.00 AM on Saturday, September 18, and ending at 03.00 PM on
Sunday, September 19. The program will include 4 meals and Sunday
Mass, faith sessions, and of course large outdoor games and
campfire. Parents are welcome to join us at Mass at 02.00 PM on
Sunday. TO REGISTER:
Fill in the form and bring it to Peter van Kampen at the school or
email it to
TO BRING: Beds are
provided, but students should bring sleeping bags and pillows, as
well as suitable clothing for outdoor activities.
Please know that despite the new covid restrictions announced last
week, we are going ahead with our confirmation retreat as planned.
EVERYTHING WE PLANNED IS
WITHIN THE GUIDELINES SET BY THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, AS WELL AS THE
ARCHDIOCESE OF EDMONTON, and is consistent with what we
are doing at Red Deer Catholic Schools. Students will have to
wear masks when gathered indoors, but pray for nice weather and
we will spend almost all of our time outdoors!
If you have any questions, please contact Peter van Kampen either by
or call him at
candidates are from grades 7 and 8,
but child aged 11 is considered old enough to receive this sacrament. If you
have questions, please call Peter van Kampen at 403-848-0955.
APPLICATION FOR SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Confirmation is one of the sacraments of Christian initiation along
with Baptism and the Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace
received at Baptism. Through it, the candidates are more united to
the church and are given a special strength from the Holy Spirit to
be witnesses of Jesus Christ.
Baptism, the child’s parents promised for them. But in Confirmation,
the young person makes the decision on their own to say "yes".
Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated by the Bishop or a priest and is
conferred by the laying on of hands followed by the anointing in the
form of a cross on the forehead with chrism (perfumed oil
consecrated by the Bishop).
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