Our Parish, in cooperation with St. Patrick and St. Brigid Catholic Elementary Schools, has already made plans for the special faith journey with children who are to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion (Eucharist) this pastoral year. These celebrations are scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:30pm (First Confession) and Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:00pm (First Communion) at St. Patrick Church.
The best preparation your son or daughter can be given at this time of sacramental initiation is to be surrounded by the day-to-day living of the faith by you, the family, Catholic teachers at school, and by the parishioners in the parish faith community to which you belong. It’s very important for your child to regularly experience the Sunday Mass as a family tradition. Please join us for the Sunday Eucharist at a convenient time for you (Saturday 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am, 11:30am, 7:15pm).
If you believe that your child is ready to take this important step in his/her faith journey, please fill in the registration form available at the parish office and on our parish website (stpatrickshamilton.ca) and bring it to your child’s Grade 2 teacher along with a copy of your son’s/daughter’s Baptismal certificate.
When the registration is completed, there will be a meeting for the parents/guardians of children preparing for their Confession and First Communion. It will be held at St. Patrick church on Sunday, February 25 following 11:30am Mass. Please keep an eye on more information in the Parish bulletin.