St. Joseph the Worker

Parish Address: 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 5G8

 

Phone:  905-432-2300   

Email:  stjwparish@outlook.com

Message from the parish!

Greetings! 

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 DEADLINEMon. 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 stjwparish@outlook.com.

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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