Sacrament of Reconciliation

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2017-2018 SESSION.  WATCH IN JUNE 2018 FOR NEW SESSION DATES AND REGISTRATION TO BE REOPENED.

(Sacrament of Penance, Confession, or Forgiveness)

Reconciliation; an encounter with God revealed by Jesus. A journey toward Reconciliation that involves living a life as a follower of Jesus.

His Excellency Bishop McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary has brought the parishes of the Diocese together to offer a Sacramental Preparation Program that is consistent in form and content. This initiative is designed to assist the home, school and parish in nurturing the faith of your child as you prepare them for receiving the sacraments.

All of the Catholic parishes in the Calgary Diocese work closely with the school communities.  The Catholic schools provide Religious and Family Life Education for your child and the parishes provide the Sacramental Preparation Program for your child.  The Sacramental Preparation Program will be offered at the parishes.

There will be one session per month and the sessions will run ninety minutes in length.   Catechists from the parish community will facilitate the Sacramental Preparation Program with your child, and the parish pastoral team will meet with the parents. The Sacramental Preparation Program is required for your child to understand the significance of the sacraments and to receive these sacraments this year.

NEW SACRAMENT PREPARATION PROGRAM

WHO SHOULD REGISTER:

Children in grade 2 now receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the same school year. As this is a combined program, if your child has not received First Holy Communion they must register for both sacraments.        On the registration form please check the box: Gr 2 Combined Program.

Children in Gr 3+ who already received First Holy Communion need only to register for the first half of the program to prepare for First Reconciliation. On the registration form please check the box: Gr 3+ First Reconciliation.

Children in Gr 3+ who have not received First Holy Communion should register in the Combined Program. Check the box Gr 2 Combined Program on the registration form.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, please download and complete the registration form and return it to St. Paul’s parish office (hours are 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday) with a copy of the child’s baptism certificate, or Profession of Faith certificate, and the registration fee.  Payment can be made either by cheque or cash (exact change please). If you are dropping money off during non-office hours please put it an envelope stating your child’s name and what sacrament you are registering for and place it in the Word Among Us slot in the parish office door.  You may also stop by the parish office to register.

 

Registration Fee is to help offset the cost of materials, and program books for your child:

Gr 2 Combined First Reconciliation and First Eucharist $50

Gr 3+ Children who have received First Eucharist and are registering for First Reconciliation only $25.

Parent Information Night (Parents only)

Details about the new preparation program will be outlined at the Parent Information night. Books will also be distributed. Attend according to your child’s last name.

If your child’s last name begins with the letter A-L Monday Sept 25, 7:00pm If your child’s last name last name begins with letter M-Z Thurs. Sept 28, 7:00pm

*If you plan to attend an Information Night other than the one you are scheduled for please let the office know at stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca

*You need only to attend one of the two Information Nights.

Registration for Sacrament Prep closes on Sept 25, 2017

For all the information regarding this Sacrament please see the links below.

Sacrament Session Dates (First Reconciliation and First Communion)

Registration Form (First Reconciliation and First Communion on ONE form)

Parent Letter

 

Questions can be directed to:

Sacrament Coordinator: Karen Woolsey

E-mail: stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca

Phone: 403.948.5394 option 6   Fax: 403.948.0160