Children who are in Grade 2 + are invited to prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
The program follows a family-based sacramental preparation model, which means that children and parent(s) attend the sessions together. Although the main goal of the program remains to prepare children for the sacraments, it does so within the scope of supporting the domestic church.
This framework includes two components:
- A time of catechesis that takes place on Sundays @ 9:15-10:15am. These sessions take place at St. Basil’s in the Atrium. However, if public health measures makes do spy allow for in-person gatherings we will continue to meet virtually via Zoom.
- 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.
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 2021-2022
Sunday September 19
Sunday September 26
Sunday October 3
Sunday October 10- No Atrium Session
Sunday October 17
Sunday October 24
Sunday October 31- No Atrium Session
Sunday November 1
Sunday November 7
Sunday November 14
Sunday November 21- No Atrium Session
Sunday November 28
Sunday December 5
Sunday December 12
Sunday December 19
Sunday December 26- No Atrium Session
Sunday January 2
Sunday January 9
Sunday January 16
Sunday January 23
Sunday January 30- No Atrium Session
Sunday February 6
Sunday February 13
Sunday February 20- No Atrium Session
Sunday February 27
Sunday March 6
Sunday March 13- No Atrium Session
Saturday March 19- No Atrium Session
Sunday March 27
Saturday April 2- FIRST RECONCILIATION (TBC)
Sunday April 3- No Atrium Session
Sunday April 10
Thursday April 14- HOLY THURSDAY (7:00-7:30 PM on Zoom)
Friday April 15- GOOD FRIDAY (2:00-2:30 PM on Zoom)
Sunday April 17- EASTER SUNDAY (9:45-10:15 AM)
Sunday April 24
Sunday May 1
Sunday May 8- FIRST COMMUNION (TBC)
Sunday May 15
Sunday May 22
Sunday May 29- Last Atrium Session