The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Preparation Program & Registration
Registration packages for the preparation of the Sacraments can be found at the back of the church for those who do not attend St. Cecilia’s or St. Rita’s School. Grade 2 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s Schools will have registration packages mailed to their homes via the school.
FIRST COMMUNION – REGISTRATION DEADLINE and COMPULSORY MEETING:
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, November 11, 2018
The preparation program is a home based program, and parents are expected to assist their children in preparing for each scheduled Sunday review class. The scheduled review classes will take place Sundays from 10:00-10:45 a.m., after which, the families are to attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass together as a group. A commitment to full participation is required to be considered ready to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion the following spring.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Preparation Program & Registration
The Archdiocese of Toronto has lowered the grade for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students entering grade 7 in the fall are now able to receive the Sacrament. Registration packages for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Program can be found at the back of the church. For grade 7 students of St. Cecilia’s & St. Rita’s School, the registration packages have been mailed to their homes via the school.
Mandatory Registration Meeting (and deadline date for registration in the program):
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
PROGRAM BEGINS: Tuesday November 20 2018
Candidates must make a commitment to:
- attend every scheduled Tuesday evening classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
- attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass with their peers each weekend, and
- must successfully complete their volunteer hours, to be considered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.
Humanae Vitae Conference – Faithful to God’s Design
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9 a.m. – Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish,
50 St. Joseph St., Toronto 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Conference
Sam Sorbara Auditorium Brennan Hall, University of St. Michael’s College
81 St. Mary St., Toronto
All are welcome to attend a one-day conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. Mary Eberstadt, Dr. Maria Wolfs, Steven Mosher and Fr. Raymond de Souza will speak on the prophetic and enduring wisdom of this encyclical. The day begins with Mass with Cardinal Collins at St. Basil’s Parish, followed by a full-day conference at the University of St. Michael’s College.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for religious and clergy.
The Administration and Staff of St. Joseph’s College School Cordially invites Grade 7/8 female students and their parents/guardians to the Information Evening and Open House to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s College School
74 Wellesley Street West
For more information on our school, please visit our website at https://www.tcdsb.org/schools/stjosephcollege/Pages/default.aspx
The Office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now considering applications for September 2019. St .Michael’s College School is the only independent Catholic School for boys from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Open Houses for interested parents and their sons will be held on Thursday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst Street
While St. Michael’s College School is an independent school, we offer a generous bursary programme that provides financial aid to qualifying students