St. Joseph the Worker
Parish Address: 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 5G8
Message from the parish!
For those preparing to receive their First Communion and First Reconciliation,
St. Joseph the Worker in Oshawa is pleased to present an online preparation program from HopeStone called “The Way.”
Candidates are required to watch a total of six pre-recorded videos, including three sessions preparing for First Reconciliation and an additional three to prepare for First Communion.
The first three sessions will be released on Sun. Apr. 18, 2021
While the final three will be released on Sun. May 16, 2021.
To register for the course, please download the registration form below.
Please return it to the parish office along with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate and a $30 registration fee.
For privacy purposes, HopeStone is required to receive from us your email address before you can access the video sessions from their website. Once you have registered with us, the parish will send your email address to HopeStone, which will allow you to gain access to the actual videos through their website.
Once a video has been released, you can watch it independently at your convenience, while the parish can track your progress remotely.
Each video must be completed before moving onto the next session.
Our parish catechist will contact each family before the completion of the course to check in on the candidates’ progress.
Some important dates to note:
1. REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Mon. Apr. 12, 2021.
2. PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT (ONLINE) – Wed. Apr. 14, 2021 at 7 pm.
A Zoom link will be forwarded to the candidate’s family upon receipt of a completed registration form.
3. FIRST RECONCILIATION
Tues. May 11, 2021 at 10:30am – candidates from St. Anne’s School
(held at school);
Tues. May 11, 2021 at 12:30pm – candidates from St. Joseph’s School
(held at school); and
Sat. May 15, 2021 at 11:00am – all other candidates
(held at parish).
4. FIRST COMMUNION (held at parish)
Sun. June 6, 2021 at 1:00pm – candidates from St. Joseph’s School; and
Sun. June 6, 2021 at 3:00pm – candidates from St. Anne’s and all other schools.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the parish at 905-432-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.