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.
Jeanne McKay Rowan, has 20 years experience teaching Sacramental Prep in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. She holds both a Master of Divinity and a certificate in Youth Ministry studies. This is Jeanne's 2nd year coordinating 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion at St. Vital Parish. She loved the community last year so much, she came back to do it all again! 😊
Are you interested in becoming more involved in your parish? Would you like to share your faith with our young people journeying towards their 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion? Then have I got a job for you!!
Ms. Jeanne is looking for leaders who would like to help teach 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion.
Anyone interested please contact Ms. Jeanne at email@example.com
"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.
There is a $70 Registration fee to cover the cost of workbooks and supplies.
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 October 25, 2021.
*There are 2 Parent information nights: October 6, 2021 @ 6:30pm OR October 14, 2021 @ 6:30pm. You only need to attend one.
Class Attendance – All classes will take place at St. Vital Parish, unless you are otherwise instructed. Ensure your child attends all classes they are registered for. If your child will miss due to an extraordinary circumstance, contact the parish office 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.
In addition to enriching yours' and your child's experience, the Archdiocese of Edmonton require a specific ratio of adults/child for safety. Please help us provide the best and safest experience for the children of St. Vital Parish.
Prayers and Encouragement – All things are possible with faith.
Workbook – Must be done with a parent/godparent/grandparent/loving & elder sibling (really anyone who has a concern for your faith journey). Help your parents remember to work through the books. You need to have the workbook completed for each sacrament prior to receiving the sacrament.
Attend mass – Weekend mass attendance is very important. (CCC# 2180) Encourage your parents (or if they are busy, your godparent/grandparent/loving & elder sibling) to take you every Weekend! You are a part of the Body of Christ and we miss you when you are away!
Class Attendance – All classes will take place at St. Vital (unless you are instructed otherwise). 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) – You must complete your sacrament of 1st Reconciliation before your receive your 1st Communion.
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.
Parent Information Nights: October 6, 2021 OR October 14, 2021 at 6:30pm
- Option A: October 20, 2021 & November 3, 2021 @ 6pm
-Option B: October 27, 2021 & November 17, 2021 @ 7pm
Retreat: November 20, 2021
Reconciliation Celebration: December 8, 2021
1st Communion Classes
- Option A: January 26, 2022 & February 9, 2021 @6pm
-Option B: February 2, 2022 & February 16, 2021 @7pm
Retreat: February 19, 2022
1st Communion Celebrations: February 22, 2021 & February 23, 2021
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25, 2021
If you have any questions or difficulty with registration, please contact the parish office or email Ms. Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org