Confirmation

November 16, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your patience during the past few months as we have navigated together as a spiritual family. I am happy to inform you that we are now prepared to register your child for their Reconciliation and First Holy Communion or their Sacrament of Confirmation.

Registration Process:
Our registration process has changed in response to the Covid-19 restrictions. We ask that you follow this two-step process:

1. Visit our website (www.standrebessette.ca) and click on “Sacraments” and then on “First Holy Communion” or “Confirmation”. Fill in the Registration Form. Once submitted, the registration form will automatically be sent to the Parish Office.

2. Attend one of the registration dates (drop in – no appointment needed).Be sure to bring:
a. A copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate
b. The registration fee ($100) payable by cash or cheque (payable to: St. Andre Bessette Parish).
c. Be prepared to pick a Confession date and time
d. Be prepared to pick a date and time for either the First Holy Communion or the Confirmation Mass.

* Please note that the above items must be dealt with in order for your child’s Registration to be fully processed.

Registration Dates: (please attend one of the following):
Tues., Nov. 24, 4 pm – 7:30 pm, Rectory
Wed., Nov. 25, 4 pm – 7:30 pm, Rectory
Sat., Nov. 28, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, St. Cecilia
Sun., Nov. 29, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, St. Cecilia
Tues., Dec. 2, 4 pm – 7:30 pm, Rectory
Wed., Dec. 3, 4 pm – 7:30 pm, Rectory

Rectory: 2 Barletta Drive (Grand Trunk and Barletta)
St. Cecilia: 300 Peter Rupert Avenue

Confession:
Confession will take place at the Rectory (2 Barletta Drive) by appointment only.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Mass Dates:
First Holy Communions and Confirmations will take place at St. Joseph the Worker Parish (191 Wade Gate). Each family is allowed to bring a total of ten (including the child receiving their Sacrament). Everyone must comply with health regulations that are mandated at the time of the Sacrament including the wearing of masks, hand sanitizing, etc. We are limited to having 10 children receiving their Sacrament at each Mass. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred date. Please understand that we are restricted to a specific seating capacity that may not be exceeded. We ask for your continued understanding and support.

Throughout the in next few months, the parish office will email you with updates, brief assignments for your child or information as needed. We will also post the same information on our website under the Sacrament tab, our social media and send the information along through your child’s school.

God bless,
Fr. Peter Choi

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please call the parish office 289-553-1610 or send an email at: office@standrebessette.ca.

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