Sacramental Preparation The Sacraments are our life lines to Christ, they are the proclamations and testimonies of our faith, our journey and growth. As the Catechism says in 1212 "the faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life." Our participation and involvement in the sacraments give us the nourishment, teachings and guidance to grow in our faith, closer to God. The reception of these sacraments commits us to live a faith filled virtuous life, which is not solely about attending Sunday Mass, but participating in the mass, and letting God live through them. Each day we are meant to be a an embodiment of Chris through the graces God has given us.
Preparation for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, RCIA (Right of Christian Initiation for Adults) or RCIC (Right of Christian Initiation for Children) Usually takes place in early fall and continues through the school year.
COVID-19 Sacraments The pandemic has also altered the way we are able to teach the sacraments. You will still need to register through the parish, as well as online. All Sacraments are underway and the deadline for registration for 1st communion and confirmation is February 10. RCIA and RCIC is currently on hold and we are working to have them continue in fall 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns you can call the office from 9-4 Monday to Friday at 403-891-8991
For more information on any Sacrament, please contact Sarah De Coste at firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATIONS: 1st Communion: Will be celebrated through the end of April and the month of May. 1st Reconciliation: Due to Covid-19 we were not able to have a gathering of priests to celebrate the sacrament of confession. As such you may book a personal time with Father for confession or come Saturdays from 4-5. Confirmation Celebration: Will be celebrated through the months of May and June. Baptisms: Will be celebrated throughout the year. Scheduled after a meeting with Father. Celebration Dress Code: Mass formal, as it is a celebration similar to how we get dressed up for our birthdays we want to make this day special, as it is a spiritual birthday in many ways. We ask that the participants dress formal, no jeans or casual wear. If financials are an issue keep to plain coloured clothing, white on top and dark bottoms. White is a symbol of purity, renewal, and also represents a fresh start. Girls: white dress or white blouse, and dark skirt or pants. -Shoulders need to be covered and the dress/skirt should reach the knee. Boys: White shirt, dress pants, and dress shoes. (if you don't have dress shoes all black shoes are fine.) Baptism Dress Code: White, with the ability to anoint the chest with Christening Oil.