Beginning in the month of November 2019, children gather weekly from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Atrium. At 12:30pm the children, accompanied by their catechists, join the larger Church community for the Eucharistic portion of the Sunday liturgy.
Children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Palm Sunday Weekend (Saturday April 4, 2020) and the Sacrament of First Communion on Good Shepherd Sunday (May 3, 2020). The program comes to completion at Pentecost (May 31, 2020), allowing children time in the Atrium to deepen this new aspect of their relationship with Jesus, Bread of Life.
The program also supports parents in their role as their child’s primary educator in the faith. These gatherings are an opportunity for parents to learn and reflect how to best accompany their child in their maturing relationship with Jesus. The program calendar that follows indicates the dates for these parent and child gatherings.
Regular program attendance is required throughout the program.
There is a $120.00 registration fee for this program, payable by cash or cheque at the start of the program. Cheques can be made payable to: St. Basil’s Catholic Parish.
Sacramental Preparation Program Calendar 2019-2020
Sunday October 27
Sunday October 27 (1:00pm-3:00pm): Parent(s) and child
Sunday November 3
Sunday November 10
Sunday November 17
Sunday November 24
Sunday December 1
Sunday December 8
Sunday December 15
Sunday January 5
Sunday January 12
Sunday January 19
Sunday January 19 (1:00pm-3:00pm): Parent(s) and child
Sunday January 26
Sunday February 2
Sunday February 9
Sunday February 23
Sunday February 23 (1:00pm-3:00pm): Parent(s) and child
Sunday March 1
Sunday March 8
Sunday March 29
Saturday April 4- FIRST RECONCILIATION (10:30)
Sunday April 5
Sunday April 19
Sunday April 26
Sunday May 3- FIRST COMMUNION (10:30 Mass)
Sunday May 10
Sunday May 24
Sunday May 31- Pentecost celebration and remittance of certificates