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First Reconciliation & Eucharist

Parents are the domestic church.  It is our prayer that you will set intentional time aside to keep the Lord's Day holy. In the Hebrew tradition of the seder meal, the youngest child asks the father, '"What makes this night different?"   

 

In the Christian tradition, Sunday is different because this day belongs to God.  We celebrate that by intentionally spending time in prayer and community (your family community at this time until we are able to return to parish family community) to recognize the great gifts that God has poured out for us, namely, His Son Jesus.  You are encouraged to help your children continue to build that relationship through prayer and listening to the Word of God and to grow in that love.
 


First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an encounter with the mercy of God. It is a recognition that one has failed in their relationship with God and the Church. It is the very essence of the reason that Christ came and died for us.

 

If your child is in Grade 2, complete the form by clicking on the button below, then connect with our pastoral minister, Debbie Walsh, at dwalsh@dol.ca. Attendance at a First Reconciliation parent meeting is required.

 

Children enrolled in the Catholic Education System, who receive preparation classes through the school should celebrate the sacrament in their home parish.

If you are a person beyond Grade 2 and/or not baptized, and wish to celebrate this sacrament, please connect with our pastoral minister, Debbie Walsh, as well for preparation before receiving this sacrament for the first time.

A copy of baptismal certificate will be required for all those who are baptized.

First Eucharist/Communion

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church’s life. It is an encounter with the risen Lord who gave the Church the gift of His very body and blood for our journey.

 

If your child is in Grade 2 and wishes to be prepared for the sacrament of First Communion, complete the form by clicking on the button below, then connect with our pastoral minister, Debbie Walsh, at dwalsh@dol.ca

Attendance at a First Communion parent meeting is required.

 

All who are preparing for First Communion are invited and encouraged to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Parents are also invited to celebrate this Sacrament.  

 

If you wish to prepare for First Communion and are beyond Grade 2 and/or not baptized, please contact with our pastoral minister, Debbie Walsh, at dwalsh@dol.ca.

A copy of baptismal certificate will be required for all those who are baptized.