Beginning in the month of October, 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 (April 14) and the Sacrament of First Communion on Good Shepherd Sunday (May 12). The program comes to completion at Pentecost (June 9), 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. The program calendar that follows indicates the dates when parents also gather together to learn and reflect how to best accompany their child in their maturing relationship with Jesus.
Regular program attendance is required throughout the program.
There is a $100.00 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 2018-2019
Sunday October 14
Sunday October 21
Sunday October 28
Sunday November 4 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday November 11
Sunday November 18
Sunday November 25
Sunday December 2 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday December 9
Sunday December 16
Sunday January 6 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday January 13
Sunday January 20
Sunday January 27
Sunday February 3 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday February 10
Sunday February 24
Sunday March 3 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday March 24
Sunday March 31
Sunday April 7
Sunday April 14- FIRST RECONCILIATION
Sunday April 28
Sunday May 5 ( + Parent Meeting 11:15-12:00)
Sunday May 12- FIRST COMMUNION
Sunday May 19- No Atrium (Victoria Day Long Weekend)
Sunday May 26
Sunday June 2
Sunday June 9- Pentecost celebration and remittance of certificates