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St. Barnabas Parish

Parish Address:  10 Washburn Way Scarborough, ON, M1B1H3

Phone:  416-298-0989 


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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. 

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 on a schedule.


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 FEBRUARY 4TH, 2023 at 11:59 PM  


Online Registration: January 2, 2023 – February 4, 2023

Parent Orientation:

February 7, 2023: 7 PM (Group A)

February 9, 2023: 7 PM (Group B)

Sacramental Prep Class Start:

February 13, 2023 - March 27, 2023

First Reconciliation:

April 14, 2023:  6 PM (Group A)

April 14, 2023:  7 PM (Group B)

First Communion:

April 22, 2023:  10:30 AM (Group A) 

April 22, 2023:  1:30 PM (Group B)



Group A: St. Barnabas, Sacred Heart, St. Florence & St. Gabriel Lalemont


Group B: Blessed Giorgio Frassati, St. Bede, St. Columba & Other Catholic/Public Schools


More information will be sent after registration has closed

at the orientation.

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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  20 - 30 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 or follow us on Social Media @hopestonecf 

God bless!

Peter, Stacey and the HopeStone Team

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