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St. Barnabas Parish

Parish Address:  10 Washburn Way Scarborough, ON, M1B1H3

Phone:  416-298-0989 

Email:  stbarnabaschurch@bellnet.ca 

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Message from the parish!

 

Hello Parents.

We are excited and grateful that you have made the decision to grow in faith as a family and desire for your child to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. 

 

This year may seem very different in our faith journeys as we currently are not able to gather together as a community to praise and worship our Lord. But be rest assured that God has many graces planned for you and your family during this season of preparation, during this pandemic. We will journey together, to discover the great gift and power of God's healing mercy through the sacrament of confession and God's sustaining love in the Holy Eucharist.

 

We are pleased to call on our friends from HopeStone to present this virtual, video preparation program for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  The videos are not live, but pre-recorded, and will be released every week starting April 12, 2021.


 

Registration Details:

 

1) Before starting the online form, please make sure you have a scanned copy of the child’s: 

  • Baptismal Certificate

*If you cannot find the Baptismal Certificate, you will have to contact the baptismal parish (even internationally) to provide this document.*

 

2) Complete this online form: 

  • submit the child's “Baptismal Certificate” on the form

  • Registration Payment of $35 on the form 

Registration is due by FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM  

 

More information will be sent after registration has closed

at the orientation.

Due to changing COVID restrictions, we are unable at this time to publish fixed dates for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

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A journey for the whole family

A First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation program meant to bring the whole family into the experience.

Dedicating 6 sessions for the child preparing for their Sacraments

and 6 sessions that are separate yet complementary for parents/caregivers. Parents we are hoping that you will watch the short video with your child and assist them in their activity.

 

We then have something special planned for you that includes reflections and personal testimonies from a range of amazing individuals. 

Each session can be completed in 10 - 20 minutes.

Session 1 - "The Journey"

God's creation, our gifts, our journey.

Session 2 - "The Climb"

Our sin, His Grace, our Saviour.

Session 3 - "The Refresh"

Part 1: Reconciliation, forgiveness, mercy.
Part 2: Mock First Reconciliation
Part 3: Examination of Conscience

Session 4 - "The Campsite"

Our hunger, nourishment, refueling.

Session 5 - "The Trial"

The supper, the sacrifice, the rising.

Session 6 - "The Summit"

Part 1: The celebration, the Eucharist, the Joy!
Part 2: Mock First Communion
Part 3: Church Tour

Thank you for being apart of this First Reconciliation & Communion Preparation. We truly hope and pray that it was fruitful. For more information about our Ministry visit www.hopestone.ca or follow us on Social Media @hopestonecf 

God bless!

Peter, Stacey and the HopeStone Team

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