Sacramental Preparation 2018-2019

Pastor:  Father Kris Schmidt

OLA Church Office Admin:  Deb Hume
Sacrament Coordinators:  Lavonne Leeson & Stacey Walker

On behalf of the Sacramental Preparation Committee, we wish to welcome all those that are preparing for the Sacraments in the 2018/19 session. The following information applies to the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Completed forms and registration fees can be submitted directly to the Church office or School Office. *** A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is required if your child was not baptized at OLA Parish, or has not previously received a Sacrament at OLA Parish.***

Registration fees of $25 for Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and $30 for Confirmation is required at the time of registration. This fee assists in offsetting some of the costs of the materials required for the classes and organizing the celebrations.

*** Workbooks will be distributed on the first day of class. ***

All Classes, Rehearsals/Retreats and Celebrations will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Fort Saskatchewan.

It is important to note that running these programs would not be possible without the help of many volunteers. In order to maintain our adult to child ratios required by our Archdiocese, every sacrament will be requiring the assistance of parents as volunteers for all classes in order for them to run. Please see the specific Sacrament Coordinator for more information regarding this and to sign up for a volunteer position.

General sacrament information can also be found on the church website http://www.olafortsask.caedm.ca/

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lavonne Leeson 780-998-1726 & Stacey Walker 780-992-7247 (Sacrament Coordinators)

OLA Church Office Administrator: Deb Hume 780-998-3288

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION 2018/2019

Important Dates to Remember

INFORMATION SESSION We invite and encourage all families with a child participating in any of the Sacraments during the 2018/2019 season to join us for 11am Mass. Our information session will begin following Mass Fellowship. This session will include information regarding all three of the Sacraments and will also include a special guest speaker.

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 @ 12:30pm

RECONCILIATION (Confession) Eligibility: Grade 2 and up

Registration: accepted from September 9th to October 10th, 2018

Classes:

Friday, October 12th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm Friday, October 19th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

In preparation for their sacramental journey and to encourage relationships within our parish family and with Jesus, each candidate is welcomed and encouraged to attend all classes.

CELEBRATION: Saturday, October 27th, 2018 @ 10:00 am

FIRST EUCHARIST (First Holy Communion) Eligibility: Grade 3 and up

Must have completed the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Registration: accepted from September 9th, 2018 to January 12th, 2019

Classes:

*** Due to the large numbers we are dividing the children into 2 groups that will be capped at 25 children per group. ***

Group A : Monday, January 14th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm Sunday, January 27th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Group B : Thursday, January 17th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Sunday, January 27th from 2:45pm – 4:15pm

In preparation for their sacramental journey and to encourage relationships within our parish family and with Jesus, each candidate is welcomed and encouraged to attend all classes.

CELEBRATION: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 @ 2:00pm

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION 2018/2019

Important Dates to Remember

CONFIRMATION Eligibility: Grade 6 and up

Must have completed the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Please contact OLA Parish prior to registration for Confirmation if these Sacraments have not been completed already.

Registration: accepted from September 9th, 2018 to March 8th, 2019

Classes:

Sunday, March 10th, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

In preparation for their sacramental journey and to encourage relationships within our parish family and with Jesus, each candidate is welcomed and encouraged to attend all classes.

RETREAT (with reconciliation): ****Date subject to booking availability****

Saturday, April 6th, from 9:00am – 3:00pm

REHEARSAL:

Sunday, May 5th, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

CELEBRATION: Sunday, May 12th, 2019 @ 3:00pm