First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion


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

 Here’s how!

  • First Reconciliation and First Communion both happen in grade two
  • Registration for both sacraments takes place in the fall.
  • Preparing children for a Catholic sacrament is a group effort that involves parents, St. Vital Catholic Parish, and your child's School. Everyone has a role!
  • As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child, but sacramental preparation is provided by the parish. Schools support what takes place in the home and parish and are places 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.

 

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Important Dates 2022/2023:

Download calendar of important dates.
Download calendar of important dates.

Parent Information Night (Attend one)

 

Tuesday @ 6:00 pm, October 11, 2022
or
Thursday @ 6:00 pm, October 13, 2022

 

Please bring to the information night:

  • Copy of your child's baptismal certificate
    (even if baptized at St. Vital)
  • Payment of fees (if not paid through e-transfer)
    See fees information

 First Reconciliation Preparation

 

Classes Group A
Saturday, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am
Group B

Saturday, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am

Group Retreat
Saturday, December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Reconciliation

Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm

 

First Communion Preparation

 

Classes Group A

Wednesday, Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Group B

Saturday, Jan 14 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am

Group Rehearsal
Tuesday, Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
First Communion Masses
Group A

Wednesday, Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm

Group B
Thursday, Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm

 

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Parent 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 three time options at St. Vital: Saturday (5pm) or Sunday (9am and 11am). If these times are not possible, neighboring Parishes (Leduc, Millwoods, The Meadows) offer other options.
  • Registration/Paperwork – Please complete online registration. Additionally, provide office with copy of baptism certificate (including those baptized at St. Vital) by October 24, 2022.
  • 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!

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Child Responsibilities

  • 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 First 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.

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Books and Fees

  • There is a $70 Registration fee to cover the cost of workbooks and supplies.
    $110 if you are registering 2 children from one family.
  • Payment by cash or cheque can be dropped off:
    • At the parent information night.
    • At the parish office.
  • Payment by e-transfer to
    • StVital.Beaumont@caedm.ca (please indicate that this payment is for 1st Reconciliation/1st communion classes).
  • If you are unable to pay registration fee due to financial restrictions, please contact the parish office. No one will be denied a Sacrament due to financial reasons.
  • The following books will be provided at the Parent Information Night:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Online Registration

Click here to open registration form.

 

Please email the team at st.vital.parish.beaumont@gmail.com if you have any issues or questions.

Examination of Conscience



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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

 

 

Daily Mass/Messes

sur Semaine**:

 

Tues to Fri:   

9:00AM

 

**Daily mass schedule subject to change.

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment