Catechism

Faith First Ages 5-10

If your child is not currently enrolled in our Catechism program, you should be aware of the following:

Religious Education in Schools:

Religious education programs in the schools which previously existed has been eliminated as of September 2008. The courses has been replaced by a course entitled Ethics and Religious Culture which the Ministry of Education has imposed throughout Quebec from Grade 1 through Secondary V. This program will affect our children. The Church and family environment will become, more than ever, the main center for Catholic Faith transmission.

Since many years we have been offering a catechism program, “Faith First”, and it is through this program that our young people will prepare and receive the Sacraments: ie First Confession (Reconciliation), First Communion, and Confirmation.

We also hold meetings for Parents/Adults to help them grow in their faith (along with their children). Our goal is to supply the tools to prepare to answer questions, concerns from their children, who, as of September 2008, are exposed to various religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Jehovah Witness, Atheism, etc.

“Faith First” catechism program is for children from 5 years old to secondary level. It gives your child the opportunity to meet in a group which is more stimulating. Together we discover how much God loves us, who is Jesus who shows us the way to live as a child of God. Classes are held at Mary Queen of Peace church. For information please refer to the Registration forms and Policy document.

As of now, we are offering catechesis adapted to the current context. The third Sunday of each month at Mary Queen of Peace Church, a catechetical family activity at 11h00 for the English sector. First catechesis on October 18 2020. The celebrations of First Communions as well as Confirmations will take place from September to December.

Registration for catechesis and the Back to school blessing event will take place on September 20. ON THAT DAY WE WILL HAVE THE BLESSING OF THE MASKS AT THE 12:00 MASS. BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR MASKS AND FACE COVERS! Register after the 12:00 Mass or anytime by writing to faithfirst@jesuslightoftheworld.ca.                                                      

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