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  1. Our parish offers sacramental preparation, to support and encourage parents in their role as the first teachers and models of the faith. This includes classes for Parents and Children to attend together at the church as well as scheduling dedicated study time together at home, prior to reception of the Sacraments. (Workbook and study materials included with your registration.) As with all Masses and other celebrations at this time, classes at the church will take place with all health-screening, social-distancing and other covid safety protocols in place.

 

  1. At OLPH, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually offered when a child is grade 2 or older. First Communion means that this will be the first time that a child is participating “fully” in the Mass by receiving the Eucharist. Just like we begin every Mass by praying the Penitential (Act of Contrition) to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, First Reconciliation must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.

 

  1. TO REGISTER: Submit this completed form to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish by email (sacraments@olph.ca ) or drop off in person at the parish office (open daily 7:30 am – 7:30 pm) Please include a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE (required) and your $30 registration fee. Workbooks for home study can be picked up at the Parish Office at time of registration or during regular hours.

Registration Form: First Reconciliation & Eucharist

 

  1. Registration fee may be paid by one of the following methods:

□ Paid $30 Cheque #______    □ Paid $30 Cash     □ Paid $30 Debit/Credit Card at the office

□ Paid $30 Interac  OLPH.etransfer@caedm.ca (include your child’s name and which sacrament in the msg. section)

 

  1. SELECTIONS FOR CLASS DATES & TIMES will be sent by EMAIL once your Registration Form is RECEIVED.

Spring 2022 Session

Deadline to Register March 31, 2022

Opening Mass & Parent Session #1 – We will celebrate Mass together, followed by catechesis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and instructions for working at home with your child.
RSVP for your choice:

  • Monday April 4, 6:15 pm -7:45 pm OR
  • Thursday April 7, 6:15 pm -7:45 pm

* If you have not already picked up your child’s workbooks at the church, they will be available at this meeting.

Reconciliation Retreat Day for ALL Children & Parents 
Saturday April 30 – more details TBA

First Reconciliation Celebration for ALL
Saturday May 7 at 11:30 am
Families welcome. Several Priests will be present to hear confessions.

Opening Mass & Parent Session #2 – We will celebrate Mass together, followed by catechesis on the Eucharist and instructions for working at home with your child.
RSVP for your choice:

  • Monday May 9, 6:15 pm -7:45 pm OR
  • Thursday May 12, 6:15 pm -7:45 pm

First Communion Retreat for ALL Children & Parents
Saturday June 4 – more details TBA

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice
Father will explain the meaning of each part of the Mass. (Great for us grown ups to understand better too!)  At Communion time the children will get to practice lining up to come receive an unconsecrated host.
RSVP for your choice:

  • Monday June 6 at 6:15 pm OR
  • Wednesday June 8 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses for ALL
Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12
Celebrated in community at Mass. Families welcome.
Mass times will be assigned by school – TBA

As you prepare your child to receive these sacraments for the first time, may this also be a special time for you – of deepening your own understanding of the Mass, and of growing in faith for the whole family!