Children who are in Grade 2 + are welcomed to prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
The program has two components:
1) A time of catechesis and prayer that takes place on Sundays @ 9:15-10:15am. Generally, these sessions take place at St. Basil’s in the Atrium. However, there are also some sessions that place virtually via Zoom.
2) Following their time in the Atrium, children (accompanied by their parents) will attend 10:30 Mass. Families can also attend another Mass time that is more suitable to their schedule.
The program comes to completion at Pentecost, allowing children time in the Atrium to deepen this new aspect of their relationship with Jesus, Bread of Life.
Regular program attendance is required throughout the entire program.
The program also supports parents in their role as their child’s primary educator in the faith. Video messages, emails and work to be completed with their child are an opportunity for parents to learn and reflect with their child on this maturing relationship with Jesus.
There is a $150.00 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.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please our Director of Faith Formation: Marilena Berardinelli
Sacramental Preparation Program Calendar 2020-2021
Sunday October 25- ATRIUM ORIENTATION
Sunday November 1
Sunday November 8
Sunday November 15
Sunday November 22
Sunday November 29
Sunday December 6- Virtual Atrium Session
Sunday December 13- Virtual Atrium Session
Sunday December 20- Virtual Atrium Session
Sunday December 27- No Atrium Session
Sunday January 3
Sunday January 10
Sunday January 17
Sunday January 24
Sunday January 31
Sunday February 7
Sunday February 14
Sunday February 21- No Atrium Session
Sunday February 28
Sunday March 7
Sunday March 14- No Atrium Session
Saturday March 21- Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday March 28- PALM SUNDAY- Virtual Atrium Session (9:15-9:45AM)
Thursday April 1- HOLY THURSDAY- Virtual Atrium Session (7:00-7:30 PM)
Friday April 2- GOOD FRIDAY- Virtual Atrium Session (1:00-1:30 PM)
Sunday April 4- EASTER SUNDAY- Virtual Atrium Session (9:15-9:45AM)
Sunday April 11
Sunday April 18
Sunday April 25- First Communion
Sunday May 2
Sunday May 9
Sunday May 16
Sunday May 23