St. Patrick's Parish

Parish Address:  5633 Highway 7, Markham, ON L3P 1B6


Email:  silvana.amantea@stpatrick.on.ca

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Message from the parish!


We are so excited to begin this journey with you and your child(ren) in preparation for their First Reconciliation and First Communion!


Sessions are released on specific dates (see schedule below).


Along with the online sessions on the HopeStone platform, we will have Zoom meetings for parents to discuss the themes and provide support.


You will receive a separate email regarding Zoom meeting dates.

Once you receive your logins from HopeStone and you log into the platform, you will see there is a "Parent Guide" for more details for you.

There is also a "On Your Way Activity Booklet" to download and print for your child!


Session Release Dates

  • Session #1 – November 22, 2021

  • Session #2 – December 6, 2021

  • Session #3 – December 20, 2021

  • Virtual Review Session: January 8, 2022, time to be assigned in a separate email

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Children receive the sacrament of reconciliation on Saturday, January 22, 2022, time to be assigned in separate email

  • Break: January 23 to January 30, 2022

  • Session #4 – February 14, 2022

  • Session #5 – February 28, 2022

  • Session #6 – March 14, 2022

  • Virtual / In-Person Communion Retreat: April 2, 2022

  • Communion Masses: April 2022, TBD

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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. 

There is a downloadable and printable "Parent Guide" for parents and an activity booklet for your child called "On Your Way" booklet.

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 www.hopestone.ca or follow us on Social Media @hopestonecf 

God bless!

Peter, Stacey and the HopeStone Team

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