Confirmation/First Holy Eucharist Preparation At St. John the Baptist Parish

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply to the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. 

CCC 1316 

At St. John the Baptist Parish we understand that family life is busy and that many parents find it a challenge to juggle everything. We also know that being a Catholic is more than just filling a spot in the pew once a week. 

Our preparation sessions take place once or twice a month on Wednesday evenings, and are designed to help you and your child prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist in a fun and dynamic way! 

Here are a few of the key elements of our Sacrament Preparation Program: 

Registration 

If your child is in grade 2 or older, registration for your child’s sacrament preparation for Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist can be done in two ways: 

Through the Catholic Schools: 

Registration forms will be sent out through the schools in early September. 

At the Parish Office: 

You are welcome to come into the Parish Office to fill out the registration form. 

You must be a registered parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish in order for your child to take part in sacrament preparation. Parish Registration forms are available in the Main Entrance of the Church, at the Parish Office.

Confirmation/First Eucharist registration forms go out through our Catholic schools in September. If your child attends a public school, registration forms are available in the Main Entrance of the Church. Please complete one and bring it along with the $50.00 registration fee and a copy of your child’s baptism certificate to the Parish Office. 

Registration Form

 

Dates for the 2018-19 Year 

  • Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm Parents’ Meeting 
  • Wednesday, October 3 at 7pm Parents’ Meeting 
  • Saturday, October 13 at 7pm Enrolment Mass 
  • Sunday, October 21 at 10am Enrolment Mass 
  • Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm First Session 
  • Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm Second Session 
  • Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30pm Third Session 
  • Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30pm Fourth Session 
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30pm Fifth Session 
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30pm Sixth Session 
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 9am Retreat 
  • Saturday, May 4 at 1:30pm Rehearsal 
  • Saturday, May 5 at 2pm Celebration 

We look forward to meeting you!! 

Please contact Connie at conniesjb@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

"The Eucharist is such a great gift. That's why going to Mass is so important. Going to Mass not just to pray, but to receive Communion, the Bread and Body of Christ. It saves us, forgives us and it makes us one with the Father. 

How beautiful!” 

Pope Francis