1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist

Registration is now CLOSED 

  1st Eucharist Small Group Sessions

All Sessions in the Church Classroom

or Church Hall

Approximately 1 hour per session

(choose 1 Cup of Life Session

and 1 Breaking Bread Session)

** parent attends with child**

Cup of Life Small Group Session: 

Tues Jan 21 @ 5pm – church classroom (St Elizabeth group) - Jennifer/Natalie and Sinead leaders

Mon Jan 27 @ 5:30pm – church classroom  (FIDES group) - Charmaine and Julio leaders

Tues Jan 28 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) – Tera leader

Thurs Jan 30 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) – Ian leader

Wed Feb 5 @ 5:30pm -- church Mezzanine upstairs (Camille group) -- Erika and Rachel leaders

Thurs Feb 6 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Maryview group) – Melanie leader

Mon Feb 10 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (St Martin’s/St Teresa/St Pat’s/others group) – Charmaine 

Thurs Feb 13 @ 5:30pm -- church classroom (Holy Family group) -- Alma leader

 

 

Breaking Bread Session: 

Wed March 11 @ 5:30pm -- church Mezzanine upstairs (Camille group) -- Erika and Rachel leaders

Mon March 30 @ 5:30pm – church classroom  (FIDES group) – Charmaine and Julio leaders 

Tues March 31 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) – Ian leader

Thurs April 02 @ 5:30pm -- church classroom (Holy Family group) -- Alma leader

Tues April 07 @ 5pm – church classroom (St Elizabeth group) Jennifer/Natalie/Sinead leaders

Tues April 14 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) Tera leader

Wed April 15 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (St Martin’s/St Teresa/St Pat’s/others group) – Charmaine 

Thurs April 16 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Maryview group) – Melanie leader

 

 

1st Eucharist Mass Celebrations for 2020

Rehearsal: * practice receiving and walk through with your child ahead of time

Camille, Maryview, St Elizabeth, FIDES and others:

Rehearsal: Fri May 1 @ 6pm 

Mass:          Sun May 3 @ 2pm

 

Holy Family, Fr Voisin, St Martin's, St Pat's,

St Teresa and others:

Rehearsal: Fri May 8 @ 6pm 

Mass           Sun May 10 @ 2pm

 

It is very important that you attend the scheduled rehearsal.

If you can't make the scheduled date with the school groupings, please let me know by e-mail. 

We can look another date if at all possible. Thanks, Charmaine

charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca OR 403-347-3114 ext 4

 

 

Do you want your child to receive

1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist?

Have they received the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church?

Is your child in Grade 2 , or older?

 

If you have answered YES to all these questions...

 

Here’s how!  Everyone has a role!

 

Preparing children for a Catholic Sacrament is a group effort that involves

You as Parents,

St. Mary's Catholic Parish,

Your child's School. 

 

As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child.  

As you know, the Sacraments are celebrated and lived in the Parish.

Because of this, the preparation for the Celebration of the Sacraments takes place in the parish.

Sacramental Preparation Registration takes place at the parish, not at the schools.  

The schools support what takes place in the home and parish and are a place for children to learn about Jesus Christ and develop a relationship with him.

As a parish community we are eager to journey with your family during this very special time.

 

Please contact the parish at 403-347-3114 extension 4  or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca for more information

 

 

Parental Expectations:

Parents must attend a Registration/Parent Information Session.

If you missed this session, please contact the parish.

(403) 347-3114 extension 4 or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca

At least 1 parent attends all group sessions with their child.  

It is important for families to share and deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.

 

You are the primary educator of your child in the Sacraments.

 The parish and the schools are here to assist you in this process.  

The classes are meant to supplement what you are already doing, and will be doing, in the home.  

It is up to you as parents to work through the work book alongside your child.  

Let this be a special time for you.  Share from your own experiences and stories.  

Answer their questions and listen to their joys and struggles.  

 

If for any reason your are struggling with the experience of working through the materials

or helping to prepare your child for the Sacraments,

please contact the parish by phone or email, and speak to us. 

 

We are here to help.  

 

  1st Reconciliation Small Group Session

COMPLETED -

Register again in September 2020

1 Session in the Church Classroom or Hall

Approximately 1 hour session

** parent attends with child**

 

 All group sessions for Reconciliation are complete.

 

 If you have missed the session,

please contact Charmaine at charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca or 403-347-3114 

 

** FIDES: homeschool, public school, older students, anyone grade 3 and up  

             1st RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION:

Completed

If your child has missed this Sacrament, please contact Charmaine at the Parish Office to discuss other options. (403-347-3114 - extension 4)

 

*Please bring purple booklet for Fr to sign

*Please come on the hour that your group is assigned

 

If your child has NOT received Baptism or has been Baptized in another faith, and would like to continue their Sacraments in the Catholic Faith, please contact us for options.

(403-347-3114 - extension 4)

or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca  Thanks.

Download
2019- 2020 CALENDAR
2019 - 2020 1st Reconciliation 1st Eucha
Microsoft Word Document 71.5 KB
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CENSUS FORM
Please print, complete and pass it into the Parish Office or at Registration Evening. This is required by all families to complete and have on file. REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS.
Census Form.pdf
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Personal Information and Protection of Privacy (PIPA)
Please print, complete and pass it into the Parish Office or at Registration Evening. This is required by all families to complete and have on file. Please include all your children on 1 form. REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS.
PIPA Registration Consent Form 907B.pdf
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PRACTICE SHEET FOR RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
Receiving Holy Communion.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.6 KB

Registration and Parent Session:

Registration is now CLOSED

 Please complete Registration Form Below.

Please attend 1 Parent Session and

please bring a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate to the Parent Session

 

If you have any other questions or concerns please email or call.

charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca or 403-347-3114 extension 4

 

For students in Grade 2 (age 7) or older who have already received Baptism

and are continuing their journey through the Sacraments.

Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate to the Information/Orientation Session