603 Union Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 3N5

Phone (506)444-6010 / Email: st.anthonysoffice@nb.aibn.com

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Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament of strengthening and a confirming of the gifts already given at Baptism.

Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation.  It originally formed part of the initiation rite of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, which were all given to the new Christians at the same time.  Adult are confirmed and receive the Eucharist at the time of their baptism, but children are generally baptized in infancy, receive Communion when they are around six or seven and are confirmed when they are around fourteen.

This time lag between First Eucharist and Confirmation allows the young candidates to have a fuller understanding of what is happening when they receive the Holy Spirit sacramentally.  Confirmation completes the baptismal rite.

The spirit  of God is upon me, He  has sent me to bring  good news to the poor, and to heal the broken hearted.       
Luke 4

When Pentecost  day came around, they had all met together, when  suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and cam to rest on the head of each of them.  They were filled with  the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit  gave them power to express themselves.
Acts 2:1-4

 

St. Anthony's Parish

603 Union St., Fredericton, NB E3A 3N5

Phone: (506) 444-6010
Email: st.anthonysoffice@nb.aibn.com

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Parish Staff

Our Pastor: Monte Peters
Parish Secretary: Irene Jewett

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