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First Confession &

First Communion 2020

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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFESSION--PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

MISSED OUR  MEETINGS ON Sep 26 & Oct 1???  

FINAL FIRST COMMUNION INFORMATION & REGISTRATION MEETING

WILL BE HELD IN THE PARISH HALL ON

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 AT 6:00PM. 

Visit our Parish Office or Email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further instructions if you plan to attend this meeting.

 

FIRST CONFESSION and

FIRST COMMUNION

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 

Ensure you are registering using our Secure Website, "https://saintdavidsmaple.com". 

The Link for ONLINE Registration will be available on the Home Page in the Blue Rectangle area on

Tue., Oct. 1 from 8PM to Fri., Oct. 4 at 10PM.

You may register online if you have attended one of our First Communion meetings and picked up a Registration Form containing your Registration number. (Missed our meetings?  Please contact the Parish Offfice.)

Online Registrations will be finalized when we receive hand written Registration form, Baptism Certificate, signed consent forms & fees in the Parish Office by our deadline of Saturday, October 5, 2019.

 

(Online Registrations received without supporting documents by the deadline will be deleted.)

REGISTRATION & DOCUMENT DROP OFF:  Office Times & Dates

Wednesday, October 2 – Friday, October 4, 2019               

8:30AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-4:30PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM

Saturday, October 5, 2019   (REGISTRATION DEADLINE)                                       

8:30AM-12:00PM (ONLY)

FIRST COMMUNION DATES 2020

Child receives First Communion with their family.   

Parents have the option of selecting alternate dates & times.

(Full=Spaces are reserved for the children who attend those schools ONLY).

Date and Time

School

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Divine Mercy & Other schools

Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.

St. David’s & Other schools

Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Holy Jubilee  (full)

Saturday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m.

St. James (full)

Sunday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Father John Kelly (full)

Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity – French Immersion (full)

Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity (full)

 

HOME INSTRUCTION PROGRAM or Attend our Child & Parent Drop-In Lessons from 5PM-6PM

The Home Program is administered by parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion.

We will provide parents with the home instruction programs that allows parent and child to learn together and discuss our faith.

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTION CLASSES:  We are now offering OPTIONAL Drop In Days to assist families to deliver the home programs.

The Drop-In Days schedule for both PARENT & CHILD is as follows and is provided for those families that wish to have direction of an instructor to deliver the Home Program.   There are no extra costs to attend these classes.  An adult must accompany the child attending.

Parent and Child may attend all classes or select classes of their choosing.  Full attendance is not required.

We Prepare for Reconciliation

5PM-6PM in the Parish Hall 

(In the case of inclement weather, cancelled classes will not be repeated.)

Thursday, October 24

Chapter 1

God Gives You Life

NO SESSIONS –Thursday, October 31--Halloween

Thursday, November 7

Chapter 2

God Gives you Love

Thursday, November 14

Chapter 3

God Gives You Joy

Thursday, November 21

Chapter 4

God Gives You Peace

Thursday, November 28

Chapter 5

God Gives You Forgiveness

 

We Share in the Eucharist

5PM-6PM in the Parish Hall 

(In the case of inclement weather, cancelled classes will not be repeated.)

Thursday, January 30

Chapter 1

We Walk with Jesus

Thursday, February 6

Chapter 2

We Learn About the Mass

Thursday, February 13

Chapter 3

We Share God’s Word

Thursday, February 20

Chapter 4

We Give Thanks

Thursday, February 27

Chapter 5

We Remember and Celebrate

Thursday, March 5

Chapter 6

We Share the Bread of Life

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

for  **Public & Private School students only**

NOT FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Students who attend Public & Private schools are

REQUIRED and are AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED.

These classes are in addition to the Home Programs and will be held in the Parish Hall as follows.

Saturdays-9:30-11:00AM -Parish Hall

Nov 23

Nov 30

Dec. 7

Jan 25

Feb 1

Feb 8

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

During these classes, children will receive instruction of our Catholic Faith.

Program Requirements and Expectations:

  1. Full Attendance of ALL 6 classes as scheduled(1 Absence due to illness or extreme circumstances can be made up at our discretion.  Absences that cannot be made up may result in postponement of the sacrament.)

 Contact us before class if your child will be absent.

  1. In-class participation.
  2. Successful completion of in-class and home assignments.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of program content and basic Catholic prayers.

 

 

First Confession 2019

 

FIRST CONFESSION REVIEW & PRACTICE

Child MUST attend as we review what they have learned about Confession and how to go to Confession.

 

Attendance Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   (Choose ONE date.)

 

Monday, December 2

Tuesday, December 3

 

SACRAMENT OF FIRST CONFESSION DATES

  • Children make their First Confession.
  • Children receive a First Reconciliation Certificate after his/her Confession.

 

Attendance Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   (Choose ONE date.)

 

Thursday, December 5

Thursday, December 19

Monday, January 13

(Alternate Date)

First Communion 2020

FIRST COMMUNION PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

(Child need NOT attend)

         Parents will receive:

  • The First Eucharist home instruction book, and
  • The First Communion Enrollment Form to be handed in at Mass during the First Communion Enrolment Ceremony.

Attendance Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   (Choose ONE date.)

Monday, January 20

Tuesday, January 21

FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY

  • The Child attends any scheduled Weekend Mass (see Weekend Mass Schedule)to present him/herself to the Parish community and to Enroll to receive First Holy Communion.
  • Children present their First Communion Enrolment form to the priest and receives a Mass Missal. 

Saturday, January 25 or Sunday, January 26

Saturday, February 1 or Sunday, February 2 (Alternate Date)

FIRST COMMUNION REVIEW & PRACTICE

(Child must attend)

  • Children meet with Father and learn details about their First Communion Mass Celebration, including how to receive First Holy Communion. 
  • Banner materials for your child’s First Communion Mass will be distributed at this time.

Attendance Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   (Choose ONE date.)

Tuesday, March 31

Thursday, April 2

EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD TO

RECEIVE HOLY SACRAMENTS

Parents must commit to:

  1.  Attend all meetings (Attendance will be monitored.)  (MARK YOUR CALENDARS!)
  2. Prepare your child at home to develop a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith.
  3. Ensure your child attends Weekend Mass regularly.

(PLEASE NOTE:  Sacraments may be postponed to a future time if Sacrament Candidates are not prepared or are unable to commit to our current Preparation Program & attend meetings as scheduled.)

PARENTAL COMMITMENT and CONSENT

  1. Ensuring your child attends weekly Masses.
  2. Commitment to St. David's Parish HOME INSTRUCTION PROGRAM for First Reconciliation and First Communion.  We will provide parents with a home instruction program that allows parent and child to learn together and discuss our faith.
  3. Commitment to attend meetings as outlined in the Initial Meeting.   Both parents must sign consent forms for the Parish to administer sacraments.  Where consent of one or both parents is not available, the parish will require legal documents verifying legal guardianship, etc.

 

BAPTISM CERTIFICATE:

  To prepare to register your child for these sacraments, you will require a valid copy of your child's Baptism Certificate.  This must be attached to    the registration even if your child was baptized at St. David’s Parish.   It is recommended that you locate this certificate and prepare it for registration.  If you cannot locate it, then you will need to contact the parish of your child's baptism to request a replacement. 

EMAIL ADDRESS:

 Parents will need to provide us with a valid email as we often communicate through emails.