St. Mary's Cathedral - Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.


Father Shawn Hughes

Phone: (613) 546-5521 ext. 4



Preparation for Confirmation

Confirmation for candidates in grade 8 at St. Mary’s Cathedral is celebrated in the Easter Season during one of the morning Masses. Students attending Catholic Schools are prepared for this Sacrament by their teachers. Our Parish offers pre-Confirmation classes for those enrolled in Public/Private Schools. This one evening a week program starts 10 weeks before Confirmation. All candidates are celebrating the Rite of Enrollment as well as a Retreat before Confirmation. All events are announced in the Sunday Bulletin weeks before.

Adults who seek confirmation would normally go through the R.C.I.A. process.  However, please contact the Cathedral to arrange an appointment with a priest.

Hot Meals Program ran out of St. John the Apostle is cancelled until further notice.

Seniors Lunch (First Wednesday of the month) cancelled until further notice.

CO-VID 19 UPDATE March 24, 2020

Please click on Pastoral Letters in the Bulletin Section for updates

from Archbishop Mulhall and Father Shawn Hughes, Rector


All week-day and weekend Masses are cancelled until further notice.

The  Cathedral has been closed until further notice as per the directive from the Ontario Government.

Let us pray for one another during this extraordinary time of anxiety and suffering.

God bless you all,

Father Shawn J. Hughes,