First Reconciliation and First Communion


First Reconciliation and First Communion both now happen in grade two.  First Reconciliation registration as well as first Communion registration both take place in the fall.

 

Do you want your child to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion?

 Here’s how! Preparing children for a Catholic sacrament is a group effort that involves parents, St. Vital Catholic Parish, your child's School. Everyone has a role!

 

As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child.  As you know, the sacraments are celebrated and lived in the parish. Because of this, the preparation for the celebration of the sacraments takes place in the parish. Sacramental preparation registration takes place at the parish, not at the schools.  The schools support what takes place in the home and parish and are a place for children to learn about Jesus Christ and develop a relationship with him.

 

As a parish community we are eager to journey with your family during this very special time.

 

Please contact the parish at 780-929-8541 for more information.


Registration is NOW OPEN. Please contact Michelle at the office 780-929-8541 ext. 3


Team:

Andrea and Danielle Stack

Pebbles deRuiter

Danielle Hendriks

 Youth Core Team


Important Dates

Parent Information Night:     October 9th at 7pm  -OR-  October 23rd at 7pm

(At least one parent must be in attendance for one of the evenings, children are welcome) 

 

2018/2019 Catechism Class Schedule: 

Reconciliation Classes

Class 1

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, November 20th 

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, November 27th

 

Class 2

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, January 15th  

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, January 22nd 

 

Rehearsal

·         Option A – 9:00am- 10:30am – Saturday, February 23rd 

·         Option B – 11:00am – 12:30pm – Saturday, February 23rd 

 

Receiving Reconciliation Day

  • Tuesday, February 26th - 6:00pm till done

 

First Communion Classes

Class 1

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, March 19th

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, April 2nd

 

Class 2

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, April 23rd

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, April 30th

 

Retreat

·         Option A – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Saturday, May 25th 

·         Option B – 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Saturday, May 25th

 

Receiving First Communion Day

·         Option A – Saturday, June 1st at 5:00pm mass 

·         Option B – Saturday, June 8th at 5:00pm mass

  


Catechetical Material

"We Prepare for Reconciliation,"  By Francoise Darcy-Berube and Jean-Paul Berube  Editors: Gwen Costello an Myrtle Power. Published by Novalis.

 

This will be provided at the parent information night.

"We Share in the Eucharist,"  By Francoise Darcy-Berube and Jean-Paul Berube.  Editors: Gwen Costello and Myrtle Power.  Published by Novalis.

 

This will be provided at the parents information night.


Parent’s Responsibilities

Workbook – Must be done with a parent. Engage child with reading, prayers and provided questions/activities in workbook. Complete workbook for each sacrament prior to receiving the sacrament.  

Attend mass – Weekend mass attendance is very important. (CCC# 2180) There are 3-time options on Saturday (5pm) /Sunday (9am and 11am). If it is not possible, neighboring Parishes (Leduc, Millwoods, The Meadows) offer other time options as well.

Registration/Paperwork – Ensure to fill in online registration. Additionally, provide office with copy of baptism certificate (including those baptized at St. Vital) by November 1st. Attend a Parent information night on either October 9th or October 23rd.

Class Attendance – Ensure your child comes to ALL the classes. If your child will miss due to an extraordinary circumstance, contact Michelle ASAP (phone, text or email). Complete work that was missed in the class.

Volunteer for a Class – Your child looks to you as an example of faith. Show your child that you are interested and engaged in their formation. Attend one or more of the classes throughout the year. During the class, help as needed and participate in small group and songs.

Prayers and Encouragement – Important to remember, God is our Father and he loves us very much. We need His Grace! Ask for this free gift of grace and continuously pray for your child, and the team leaders.

 

Child’s Responsibilities

Workbook – Must be done with a parent. Help your parents remember to work through the books. Complete workbook for each sacrament prior to receiving the sacrament.  

Attend mass – Weekend mass attendance is very important. (CCC# 2180) Encourage your parents to take you every Weekend! You are a part of the Body of Christ and we miss you when you are away!

Class Attendance – Show up on time for all the classes. Leave your workbook at home. Come with a willingness to learn and be open to the Holy Spirit.

Reconciliation (Confession) – Go to confession prior to receiving First Communion – opportunities are available by appointment or 4:15pm – 4:45pm every Saturday. 

 

Prayers and Encouragement – There are many people supporting you on your journey. Be sure to pray for your parents, teachers, team leaders, Fr. Arlan and your fellow classmates.


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Examen de conscience en Francais
Lignes directrices pour les enfants de la 2e et 3e année pour la Confession
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Saint Vital Parish

Paroisse Saint Vital

4905 50 street

Beaumont AB

T4X 1J9

 

Phone/

Téléphone:

(780) 929-8541

 

Fax/

Télécopieur:

(780) 929-2915

Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes:

Saturday:  

5:00PM    English  

Sunday:   

9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual

Sunday:    

11:00AM  English

Daily Mass/

Messes sur Semaine:

 

Tues Thurs Fri:   

9:00AM

 

Wed:

7:00PM

 

Every 3rd Friday 10:30AM at Place Beausejour

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment