St. James Parish
Parish Address: 2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, Colgan ON L0G 1W0
Message from the parish!
Greetings! For those preparing to receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion, St. James in Colgan is pleased to present an online preparation program from HopeStone called “The Way.”
PART ONE: ONLINE SACRAMENTAL PREP
The program includes six pre-recorded videos, including three sessions preparing for First Reconciliation and an additional three to prepare for First Communion.
The program is designed such that candidates will have to finish each pre-recorded video before moving onto the next session.
PART TWO: REGISTRATION
To register to receive First Communion here at the parish, please observe the following steps:
a. Complete the online First Communion registration form, even if you have completed a sacramental prep course already.
After submitting your confirmation registration form, HopeStone will send you a link to watch the online program.
Once a video has been released, the candidate can watch it independently at his or her convenience, while the parish can track his or her progress remotely.
b. Submit a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate and a registration fee of $25, although no fee is required if you have completed sacramental prep beforehand.
After completing this form, please submit a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate and a $25 registration fee to the parish office at St. James in Colgan in a sealed envelope marked “First Communion Registration” along with the candidate’s name.
Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm, but you can also drop off the certificate and fee in a secure drop box at the side of the parish office.
If you were baptized at St. James, St. Mary’s or St. Francis Xavier, please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-936-4266 to let us know approximately when the candidate was baptized to assist us in finding his or her records.
If you have already completed sacramental prep for First Communion, please complete the “First Communion Registration Form” (see earlier), and ensure that we have a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate. However, you will not be required to pay an additional fee or take the online course.
c. Fill out a parish registration form only if your closest parish geographically is a church other than St. James, St. Mary’s or St. Francis Xavier.
d. Download the “Examination of Conscience” and “Step-by-Step Guide for First Confession” below and review these documents with the candidate in preparation for First Reconciliation.
You may bring a copy of these documents to the candidate’s First Reconciliation, although copies will be made available on the actual date as well.
e. Register for one of the First Reconciliation dates on Eventbrite:
Here are the available dates for First Reconciliation:
Wed. May. 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Wed. May. 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm
f. Register for one of the First Communion dates on Eventbrite:
Here are the available dates for First Communion:
Fri. May. 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Fri. May. 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm
PART THREE: FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Click on the following link for a list of frequently asked questions:
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at email@example.com or 905-936-4266.