Sacraments

Sacraments

There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony.

We are happy to accompany people on their faith journey and in celebrating the sacraments!

The Eucharist (Mass Times)

For Mass times, when we celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist, please click here (if you’re wondering what to expect at Mass, check this page).

Reconciliation (Confession)

Our regularly scheduled times for confessions (AKA the sacrament of penance or reconciliation) are on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-4:14pm (before the 4:30pm Mass) or Friday mornings from 8:30-8:50am (before Mass at 9:00am).

Baptism

If you’re seeking baptism for an infant or child, please contact the parish office to be connected with our baptismal preparation team (please note that preparation may take time and advanced notice is greatly appreciated).

First Communion & Confirmation

For information on programs preparing to receive sacraments for the first time for children (First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion) and youth (Confirmation) visit this page.

Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Persons aged 17 and up and wishing to prepare for and receive the sacraments are candidates for our parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program and should contact the parish office at office@holytrinityns.ca for more information.

Matrimony

First of all, congratulations! We’re excited to accompany you on your journey towards the celebration of a sacramental marriage. Please contact the parish office regarding preparation for this sacrament. At least six months notice is typically required.

Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is administered during periods of illness – often near the time of death – in order to bring the person receiving it spiritual and physical strength. As a sacrament (an outward sign of something internal), it is performed to give God’s grace through the Holy Spirit.

If you’re seeking this sacrament for a loved one who is in hospital, please speak to hospital staff to be connected with the chaplaincy office.

If not in hospital, please contact our office (and note our office hours).