First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

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Reconciliation
Is one of the least understood of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Reconciling ourselves to God is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often.  Catholics believe that all of the sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ himself. In the case of Reconciliation, that institution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection. Breathing on them, he said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained” (John 20:22-23).

Understand the Sacrament of Reconciliation: the sacrament explained.    

Holy Communion: Our Life in Christ
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty), and the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible), it is called a sacrament of initiation because, like Baptism and Confirmation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ.

In Holy Communion, we are eating the True Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, without which “you shall not have life in you” (John 6:53).

Understand the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist: the sacrament explained.

(For Baptised Youth age 7+)

 What you need to register: 

· Copy of child’s Baptism Certificate

· $25 fee for each sacrament ($50 to register for both)

How to register for the 2016/2017 school year:

Registration for the fall/winter sessions:
Thursday September 29, 2016 – 9AM to 7PM
Saturday October 1, 2016 – 9AM to 12PM

We will only accept registrations for Fall/Winter sessions in September/October. Please wait until the March Registration Dates to register for the Spring classes.

Registration for the spring sessions:
Thursday March 16, 2017 – 9AM to 7PM
Saturday March 18, 2017 – 9AM to 12PM

Contact Amber Tweedy at 780-456-5399 ext. 105 or email at youth@saint-charles.com if you have any questions.

Sacramental Preparation Session Dates:

1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Fall/Winter Class Schedule:

Saturday October 15, 2016: 930AM to 1130AM- BOTH GROUPS – Teaching Mass
Saturday October 22, 2016: GroupA:9AM and Group B:1045AM – Nave (Main Church)
Saturday October 29, 2016: 9AM and 1045AM –
Saturday November 5, 2016: 9AM and 1045AM – Activity Centre (Gym)
Saturday November 12, 2016: No Class – Remembrance Day Long Weekend
Saturday November 19, 2016: 9AM and 1045AM –
Saturday November 26, 2016: 9AM and 1045AM – Activity Centre (Gym)

Reconciliation Celebration: Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 630PM
(all children celebrate First Reconciliation on the same day)

First Eucharist celebrations are chosen at time of Registration and are first come, first serve. We have a limited number of spots at each Mass and cannot hold a spot before Registration.

First Eucharist Celebration choices will be:
Sat. Nov. 26 – 430PM
Sun. Nov. 27 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
Sat. Dec. 3 – 430PM
Sun. Dec. 4 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
Sat. Dec. 10 – 430PM
Sun. Dec. 11 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
Sat. Dec. 17 – 430PM
Sun. Dec. 18 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM

1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Spring Class Schedule:

Saturday April 22, 2017: 930AM to 1130AM – BOTH GROUPS – Teaching Mass
Saturday April 29, 2017: Group A: 9AM and Group B: 1045AM – Nave (Main Church)
Saturday May 6, 2017: 9AM and 1045AM – Columbian Room (Upstairs)
Saturday May 13, 2017: 9AM and 1045AM – Activity Centre (Gym)
Saturday May 20, 2017: No Class – Victoria Day Long Weekend
Saturday May 27, 2017: 9AM and 1045AM – Activity Centre (Gym)
Saturday June 3, 2017: 9AM and 1045AM – Activity Centre (Gym)

Reconciliation Celebration: Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 630PM
(all children celebrate First Reconciliation on the same day)

First Eucharist celebrations are chosen at the time of Registration.

First Eucharist celebrations are chosen at time of Registration and are first come, first serve. We have a limited number of spots at each Mass and cannot hold a spot before Registration.

First Eucharist Celebration choices will be:
Sat. June 3 – 430PM
Sun. June 4 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
Sat. June 10 – 430PM
Sun. June 11 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
Sat. June 17 – 430PM
Sun. June 18 – 9AM, 11AM, 7PM
*No Sat. June 24
Sun. June 25 – 11AM and 7PM only