St Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church - Mississauga Ontario

Sacraments

The word “sacramentum” means “a sign of the sacred”. The sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, and is required to attain grace. Sacraments are instruments used to attain sanftifying grace, the unmerrited gift coming directly from God.

If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. To learn more about the individual sacraments, please read the following and follow the links. The questions are linked to an external resource.

Baptisms

Parents who wish to have thier children baptized are kindly asked to contact the parish at least three months in advance. Parents and Godparents are required to attend the Baptism preparation class.

Baptisms

Marriage

It is required that one of those to be married resides within the parish boundary. Couples planning to be married must contact the parish at least one year in advance. They must also receive personal preparation prior to entering marriage.

If either party has previously gone through any form of civil or religious marriage with another person, the priest is not permitted to set a wedding date until the Bishop’s office has been contacted.

Marriage

Confessions

Reconciliation every Saturday from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, or can be arranged through Ann in the parish office at (905) 822-8132. The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.

Confessions

Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Click here for Mass Times and Schedules.

Eucharist

Annointing of the Sick

The Catholic sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
Annointing of the Sick

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.

Confirmation

Religious Vocations – Is God Calling You?

Pray to know how God wants to use your talents and abilities. Could it be He is calling you to consider priesthood or religious life? Religious VocationsIf you think that God is calling you The Toronto Archdiocese has a Vocations Office and a website. You may reach them by clicking below.

The Diaconate

The Archdiocese of Toronto currently has over 100 active deacons in service. The deacon is someone who is ordained, after four years of formation, The Diaconateto bring Christ to those in need through his actions and deeds. Deacons also celebrate their ministry liturgically, as each deacon is assigned to a specific parish. The mandate of the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Toronto is to work with those pushed to the fringes of society by crime, poverty, age, or sickness. For more information on the permanent diaconate, please visit the website below.