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.


Team:

Pam Anderson, Leader

Pebbles deRuiter

Victoria deRuiter

Andrea Stack

Danielle Hendriks

Sara Rocca

Youth Core Team


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 16. Attend a drop-in Parent information night on November 4, 2020 from 5pm-7pm

Class Attendance – All classes will take place via Zoom.  Ensure your child comes to ALL the classes. 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.

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 – All classes will take place via Zoom.  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.


 

REGISTRATION

 

Click here for online Registration
Please contact the office if you have any question. 780-929-8541

 

Welcome to your child's year to prepare to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and first communion! Please read through this page prior to registering your child.

 

1. As soon as possible you must submit the following:

 

a.     Registration form.

b.     A PHOTOCOPY of your child's baptismal certificate.

c.      Your registration fee for BOTH sacraments:

1.     $70 One Child

2.     $90 Two Children

3.     $110 Three or more Children

 

2. Important Dates:

 

This year your child will be attending two online classes and rehearsal/retreat PER sacrament.  For each class there are 2 date/time that are options.  

 

Parent Drop-in Information Night:     November 4, 2020 from 5pm-7pm

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

 

2020/2021 Catechism Class Schedule: 

 

Reconciliation Classes

Class 1

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Wednesday, November 18th

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Wednesday, November 25th

 

Class 2

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Wednesday, December 2nd

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Wednesday, December 9th 

 

Rehearsal/Online Retreat

·   January 6th 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

Receiving Reconciliation Day

Wednesday, January 6th - 6:30pm till done

 

First Communion Classes

Class 1

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Wednesday, April 21st 

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Thursday, April 22nd 

 

Class 2

·         Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Wednesday, April 28th

·         Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Thursday, April 29th 

 

Rehearsal/Online Retreat

·         May 5th - 6:30pm-7:30pm 

 

Receiving First Communion Day

·         May 9th weekend 

 

3.     Parental Expectations:

 

All 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communication classes are taking place via Zoom this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please make sure your child is familiar enough with the program to actively participate.

 

You are the primary educator of your child in the sacraments.  The parish and the schools are here to assist you in this process.  The classes are meant to supplement what you are already doing, and will be doing, in the home.  It is up to the parents to work through the work book alongside their child.  Let this be a special time for you.  Share from your own experiences and stories.  Answer their questions and listen to their joys and struggles.

 

If for any reason your are struggling with the experience of working through the materials or helping to prepare your child for the sacraments, please contact the parish by phone (780-929-8541) about the optional work book classes to assist parents in working through the material with your child.

 

We are here to help.  

 

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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

Weekend Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes**:

 

Saturday:  

5:00PM    English  

Sunday:   

9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual

Sunday:    

11:00AM  English

 

**Registration required.

Daily Mass/Messes

sur Semaine**:

 

Tues to Fri:   

9:00AM

 

**Daily mass times subject to change.

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment