SacramentsSt Paul the Apostle, St Jean de Brébeuf & Our Lady of Good Counsel
Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. By it, one becomes a member of the Catholic community.
If you are new to the faith or have a new family member you want to belong here, please contact the parish office or submit the form below.
Confirmation is one of the sacraments of Christian initiation.
Typically, Confirmation is celebrated annually with children around the grade 7 level. Preparation for this is provided by the parish with valuable support from St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School and the assistance of the parents.
Adults who wish to join the Catholic Church complete their entry into our community by way of Confirmation and First Communion at the Easter Vigil. We will be happy to assist with preparation for this big step.
If you wish to find out more about this Sacrament, please contact us.
The Lord said: “Do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19)
The Eucharist is the center of our Christian life and our worship of God. It contains the whole spiritual good of the Church, specifically Christ himself. Please see our Mass Schedule for our celebrations of the Eucharist.
Like Baptism and Confirmation, the Eucharist (particularly First Communion) is also a sacrament of initiation. Adults who wish to take this step are urged to contact the parish office.
Since the Eucharist really is Jesus Christ present among us, it is appropriate that we place ourselves before him in prayer. To facilitate this, we offer a time of Eucharist Adoration (Exposition) every first Friday beginning at 9:00 am, concluding with Benediction at 4:45 pm and Mass at 5:00 pm.
Additionally, the Eucharist is celebrated monthly at the Regency Retirement Centre and is brought to the residents of Extendicare weekly. If you wish to know details of this, please consult the parish offic
The sacrament of Reconciliation (or Penance, also known as Confession) is an experience of God’s mercy (see John 20:23)
This grace is available at St. Jean de Brébeuf Church every Saturday from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, and at St. Paul’s Church every Saturday from 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm and again every Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:50 am. Individual appointments can be arranged by contacting the office.
Additional opportunities may be available during Advent and Lent – consult the bulletin or contact the offi
Anointing of the Sick.
The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing, including an element of forgiveness (the healing of one’s spirit). It is celebrated, preferably, at the beginning of a serious or life-threatening condition. This sacrament can be repeated if the illness or injury persists for a long time or if it worsens.
Arrangements can be made through the parish office.
Those who are elderly, injured or ill, whether at home or in an institution, often depend on the assistance of their family and friends. If you are family or friend, please reach out for this sacrament of mercy from the pastor.
Holy Orders is, specifically, the ministry of service in the Church as Deacon or Priest. Through prayer and the laying-on of hands, the Bishop confers the Sacrament of Holy Orders on men who are called by God to this vocation.
If you feel God may be calling you to such a way of life, please feel free to contact the Pastor who will be more than happy to assist in making an approach to the appropriate diocesan officials.
Likewise, God continues to call some women and men to a non-ordained life of service as Religious Sisters or Brothers. While not technically part of Holy Orders, these vocations are still extremely valuable in the life of the Church. The parish office will be glad to help you find the information you need if you feel called to such a form of consecrated life.
Marriage is a vocation. It is a way of life to which God calls most of His people. Together, husband and wife help each other to grow in holiness and find ways to serve the Lord in the Church and the community.
Arrangements are welcomed through the parish office, at least a year in adv