Faith First News
May 20, 2020
Hello Dear Parents,
We still await further directives from the Archdiocese of Montreal. Now that "deconfinement" is being gradually implemented in other areas, we hope that there are the same considerations for church-related "deconfinement".
The diocese is continuously working and will advise as to how or when reopening of our churches and all related spiritual needs will gradually resume.
We hope that in the Fall/Winter 2020 we can celebrate First Communion and Confirmation, but we can't confirm this yet. Let us continue to pray for the end of this pandemic, the reopening of your churches, our priests and for each other!
- For your Confirmation child:
*On May 31st we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, Holy Spirit Day. This day will be an opportunity to celebrate with your child and do something extra special. Look out for a message from me next week with ideas to do together!
- For your First Communion child:
*On June 14th we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. This day will be an opportunity to celebrate with your child and do something extra special. Look out for a message from me early June with ideas to do together!
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Weekly reflections are meant to help children participate in the mass as well as begin the practice of including Jesus in their everyday lives.
The 3 rotating questions this year are:
- This week I showed God's love by...
- This week I was a peacemaker by...
- Today at mass, I will pray for...
Reflection sheets are found on the small table in the hall each week and are to be filled out before each mass and dropped in the basket by the Holy Water font when you walk into the church. Children celebrating a sacrament this year are to get their passports, located at the back of their books, stamped at the END of mass in the narthex instead of filling out a reflection. Weekly reflections also serve as our record for mass attendance.
*As per our Catholic obligation, we are asked to attend mass every week. In order to complete this component of the program we ask families to attend at least twice a month.