FIRST COMMUNION/RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME 2022-2023
We invite parents/guardians of children in grade 2 (or above) who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in 2023, to register for our sacramental preparation programme.
Registration will be open on-line from Monday, October 3, 2022 to Monday, October 31, 2022 (unless capacity is reached earlier.) Registration is open to parishioner families as well as to students from our parish schools - St. Cecilia and St. Rita. We will have a capacity limit.
To register, please complete the on-line Registration Form found here.
Also Required by October 31, 2022:
- A copy of your child's Baptism Certificate (if not baptised at St. Cecilia Church). You may email it to the parish office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The $40 programme fee. Payable by cash or cheque (to St. Cecilia's Church). This must be dropped off at the parish office: 161 Annette Street - the house just east of the Church. Please include the child's full name and name of the Sacrament for which they are preparing.
Please note that there is never a charge for Sacraments. The fee is for the expense of resource material.
We appreciate your assistance with this. Please advise the office if this poses a burden as we do not want anyone to be excluded for financial reasons.
The programme consists of an initial meeting with parents/guardians, enrolment ceremony, 11 Thursday evening classes, a Saturday Reconciliation Retreat/Ceremony in Lent, Sunday Mass attendance, Holy Thursday (April 6, 2022) Mass attendance, and the Saturday First Communion Ceremony after Easter. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are required to assist at a minimum of 1 class or ceremony.
Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 6:15 p.m. in the Church Hall with children and their parent(s)/guardian(s). Resources and schedule will be distributed.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 @ 11 a.m. Mass (to be confirmed)
Thursdays (Jan 12, 2023 - May 4, 2023)
- a) 5:30-6:30 p.m. OR b) 7:00-8:00 p.m. as assigned by the catechist.
In February during Lent - date to be communicated
FIRST COMMUNION CEREMONY
A Saturday afternoon in May - date to be communicated.
If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact the parish office for assistance:
Phone: (416) 769-8163
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