(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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2019. WATCH FOR NEW DATES TO BE POSTED IN AUGUST.
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: 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: First Reconciliation.
Children in Gr 3+ who have not received First Holy Communion should register in the Combined Program. Check the box Combined Program on the registration form.
HOW TO REGISTER:
To register, please fill out the online registration form and submit. Email a copy of the child’s baptism certificate, or Profession of Faith certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org The registration fee is due at the Parent Information Session by cheque or cash (exact change please).
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, September 24, 7:00pm If your child’s last name last name begins with letter M-Z Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm
*If you plan to attend an Information Night other than the one you are scheduled for, please let the sacrament office know at email@example.com
*You need only to attend one of the two Information Nights.
Registration for this Sacrament Preparation closes on September 27, 2018.
For details regarding this Sacrament please see the links below:
Sacrament Session Dates (First Reconciliation and First Communion)
Online Registration Form (First Reconciliation and First Communion on ONE form)
Questions can be directed to:
Sacrament Coordinators: Heidi Pack or Suzanne Regnier
Phone: 403.948.5394 option 6 Fax: 403.948.0160