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 email@example.com for more information
Registration is now open
Parents must attend a Registration/Parent Information Session.
If you missed this session, please contact the parish.
(403) 347-3114 extension 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1 Session in the Church Classroom or Hall
Approximately 1 hour session
** parent attends with child**
Mon Oct 7 @ 5:30pm - church classroom (FIDES group) – Charmaine and Julio leaders **
Wed Oct 16 @ 6:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) Tera and Tiffany leaders
Tues Oct 22 @ 5:30pm - church classroom (St Elizabeth group) – Jennifer and Natalie leaders
Wed Oct 23 @ 5:30pm - church mezzanine upstairs (Camille group) – Erika and Rachel leaders
Thurs Oct 24 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) Ian leader
Mon Oct 28 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) Tera and Tiffany leaders
Tues Oct 29 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) Alma leader
Tues Nov 5 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Maryview group) Melanie leader
Tues Nov 12 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (St Pat’s/St Teresa/St Martin’s and anyone who missed) Charmaine leader
* please come through the South side church doors (small parking lot)
* Main doors will be locked
If you need to choose a different group,
please contact Charmaine at email@example.com or 403-347-3114
** FIDES: homeschool, public school, older students, anyone grade 3 and up
1st RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION:
Sat Nov 23, 2019
9am: Camille, Maryview
10am: Fr Voisin, Holy Family
11am: FIDES, St Elizabeth, St Pat’s, St Teresa, St Martin’s, others
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
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: dates to be confirmed after Registration
Breaking Bread Session: dates to be confirmed after Registration
1st Eucharist Celebrations for 2020
Rehearsal: * practice receiving and walk through with your child ahead of time
Rehearsal: Fri May 1 @ 6pm
Mass: Sun May 3 @ 2pm
Rehearsal: Fri May 8 @ 6pm
Mass Sun May 10 @ 2pm
* Determining which school group will attend which Mass will be scheduled at a later date
Registration and Parent Session:
Registration is now OPEN
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.
email@example.com 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