Welcome to your child's year to prepare to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and first communion! Please read through this page prior to filling out the registration form.
1. As soon as possible you must submit the following:
a. The online registration form found at the bottom of this page. (Deadline: November 1st, 2018)
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 classes and rehearsal/retreat PER sacrament. For each class there are 2 date/time that are options.
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:
· Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, November 20th
· Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, November 27th
· Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, January 15th
· Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, January 22nd
· Option A – 9:00am- 10:30am – Saturday, February 23rd
· Option B – 11:00am – 12:30pm – Saturday, February 23rd
Receiving Reconciliation Day
First Communion Classes
· Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, March 19th
· Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, April 2nd
· Option A – 6:00pm-7:00pm - Tuesday, April 23rd
· Option B – 7:00pm – 8:00pm - Tuesday, April 30th
· 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
On the registration form you will be able to choose between three different class/date options per class. It is not a guarantee that you will be placed in the class of your choice. If you have an extraordinary circumstance that prevents you from attending one of the dates, please indicate this in the comments section. Otherwise, spots fill up on a first come first serve basis. Maximum of 35 kids per class.
3. Parental Expectations:
Each parent is requested to volunteer over the course of the year. If you are not able to volunteer during the first half of the year (first reconciliation) it is asked that you volunteer during the second half of the year (first communion). At this time we are in need of:
~ Supervision. At each class and the retreat we need parents to help serve snack, manage crowd control, and assist with crafts.
On the registration form you will be asked to indicate which date you are able to volunteer at.
Lastly, 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) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and speak to Michelle about the optional work book classes to assist parents in working through the material with your child.
We are here to help.
Thank you for taking the time to register your child for the sacrament of Reconciliation and/or first Communion.
The registration NOW OPEN.
Please contact Michelle at the office if you need assistance 780-929-8541 ext. 3
Please Note: Once the form is complete you will see a message confirming it has been submitted. If the form remains on the screen and no message displays it is because you are missing a required component. Any mistakes or changes to the registration, please email Michelle. Once you have chosen your dates, please NO CHANGES unless it is extraordinary circumstances. You will receive confirmation of registration via email within a week starting September.
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.
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.