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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!

First Reconciliation 2023:

  • Online registration takes place from September 30 to October 15, 2023.

  • HopeStone to contact parents With login/password information: Week of October 30th

  • Online Reconciliation preparation sessions, release dates, Mondays on:

    • November 6

    • November 20

    • December 4

    • (2–3-week date release intervals)

  • First Reconciliation Celebration at the parish: 

    • Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:30am to 3:30pm 

    • (Timeslots to be assigned in a separate email)

  • Children do not prepare or receive the sacrament by school group.

First Communion 2024:

  • Online Communion preparation sessions, release dates, Mondays on:

    • January 22

    • February 5

    • February 19 

    • (2–3-week date release intervals)

  • Mid- Prep. Communion Day, In-person event at the parish on Saturday March 9th: 2 sessions AM/PM, children will be assigned a time in a separate email.

  • First Communion Masses Church: Saturday, April 20, 2024. A Mass time will be assigned to children in a separate email

  • Children do not prepare or receive the sacrament by school group.

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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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