FIRST COMMUNION/RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME 2023-2024
Dear Parents/guardians of children in grade 2 or above,
We invite parents/guardians of children in grade 2 (or above) who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in 2024, to register for our sacramental preparation program.
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 10, 2023, or earlier if we reach capacity.
To register, click here and complete the on-line registration form.
1. A copy of your child's Baptism Certificate (if not baptized at St. Cecilia Church). You may email it to the parish office: email@example.com or drop off with the fee.
2. $45 program fee. Payable by cash or check made payable to: St. Cecilia's Church.
This must be dropped off at the parish office at 161 Annette Street - the HOUSE to the east of the Church.. Include the name of the sacrament and the child's full name with the fee, please.
This fee is for the cost of your books. We do not "charge" for Sacraments. Please advise the office if the cost poses a financial burden.
The program consists of Sunday Mass attendance and the following:
INITIAL MEETING with children and their parents/guardians. Resources and schedule will be distributed.
Sunday, November 12, 2023 after 11 a.m. Mass
Sunday, January 14, 2023 at 11 a.m. Mass
Thursdays (January 11 - May 2, 2024)
EITHER a) 5:30-6:30 p.m. OR b) 7:00-8:00 p.m. as assigned by the catechist.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - exact time TBD
FIRST COMMUNION CEREMONY
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - afternoon, time TBD
If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact the parish office for assistance.
We look forward to journeying in faith with you as your children prepare to receive their Sacraments.
Father Joseph and the St. Cecilia Parish Sacramental Preparation Catechists