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Sacraments

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation Registration

Children currently in grade 2, if baptized, are potential candidates for the reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist this school year. With the support and engagement of you as parents, the parish, and the Catholic school community, we look forward to assisting your family as your child prepares to joyfully receive the gifts of these Sacraments.

The sessions are as follows:

  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Reconciliation
  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Eucharist.
  • There will be sessions for children along with concurrent sessions for parents at the same time. The sessions run for 60 minutes.  

First Reconciliation

Sessions for both children and parents will be offered on Thursdays only. There will be
NO sessions are offered on Saturday due to pandemic restrictions.

September
Session 1 – Thursday, September. 30 at Holy Family Parish Hall 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent Meeting – Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 pm Holy Family Parish sanctuary

October
Session 2 – Thursday, October 28 at Holy Family Parish Hall 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent Meeting – Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 pm Holy Family Parish sanctuary

Confirmation

Parent Meeting/Registration –
Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Holy Family Parish Hall OR
Saturday, October 16 at 10:30 am-11:30 am at St. Patrick’s Church Hall.

PLEASE bring a copy of your child’s baptism and 1 st Communion Certificates. If your
child was born out of the country, we also require a copy of their Canadian Residency
card. A fee of $15.00 is requested as a donation to help pay for resources however not mandatory. A schedule will be handed out with a brief presentation of the program we
will be using.

Confirmation Registration

Details regarding the sacrament of Confirmation will be available in the new year.

Sacraments

A sacrament is a sacred and visible sign that is instituted by Jesus to give us grace, an undeserved gift from God. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1084). Christ is also present every time each sacrament is celebrated. The Catholic Church has all of the seven sacraments instituted by Christ, which include Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. 

Sacramental preparation takes place in our local Catholic parishes.

Baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

  • Baptism is typically celebrated when a child is a baby but a person can be baptized at any time in life.

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as  Penance, Confession, and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession, and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result, we are called to forgive others.

  • First Reconciliation is typically celebrated in grade 2.

Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus present in the Eucharist.   As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. 

  • First Eucharist is typically celebrated in grade 2.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  • Confirmation is typically celebrated in grade 6.

 

 

Become an Altar Server!

If your child has received his/her First Communion please consider becoming an altar server.   For more information contact Holy Family Parish or St. Patrick’s Parish.