Children ages seven (Grade 2) and older are invited to prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. At St. Basil’s, the preparation for these Sacraments takes place within the context of our children’s catechetical program called the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The program offers children a comprehensive experience of the Word of God and the liturgical experience of the Church. This encounter between the child and God takes place within a child centered environment called the Atrium. It is here that children journey with Jesus whom they learn to recognize and celebrate in the bread and wine.
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 this relationship with Jesus.
To inquire about program specifics, to visit the Atrium or to enroll your child, please contact our Director of Family Ministries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning in the month of October, children gather weekly in the Atrium from 11:30am-12:30pm. 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.
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 11:30-12:00)
Sunday March 24
Sunday March 31
Sunday April 7 ( + Parent Meeting 11:30-12:00)
Sunday April 14- FIRST RECONCILIATION
Sunday April 28
Sunday May 5
Sunday May 12- FIRST COMMUNION
Sunday May 19
Sunday May 26
Sunday June 2 ( + Parent Meeting 11:30-12:00)
Sunday June 9- Pentecost celebration and remittance of certificates