Reconciliation

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422)

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation is by appointment (contact the parish office).
  • Check the parish bulletin for updates.

FIRST RECONCILIATION

  • First Reconciliation is one of the many great moments in our journey with God.
  • St. Peter’s schedules First Reconciliation at the beginning of the Advent season each year.
  • Registration forms are available for children in grades 2 and up in September from the parish office or at Mass.
  • Registration forms are also distributed through the parish schools.

2021-2022

First Reconciliation

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Each year, our parish community prepares students in Grade 2 and older for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. These are important moments in the spiritual development of your child.  Through these Sacraments your child will first come to know God’s forgiveness and loving mercy, and then be able to receive the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

At-Home Preparation

This year, we continue to ask that our parents help their child prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation from home. Each child will receive a preparation booklet which can be picked up from the Parish office during working hours:  (Tuesday-Friday 9am-12pm & 1-4pm; Monday 9am-12pm)

First Reconciliation

During the program we will provide updates for you and a checklist of where you should be in your preparation. Following the online program individual appointments to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be scheduled for each child with Father Francis in November 2021. Our Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated on:

Saturday, November 20th  –  @ St. Peter the Apostle Church

First Communion

In February 2021, we will reassess and decide whether our First Communion program will continue with online learning. All families will be notified and informed of any new updates as we may continue with at-home preparation.

Who can register

Our parish community invites young people in Grades 2 and older to register for these sacraments. By completing a registration form, your child will be registered for both sacraments.

How do I register?

Registration is available online on our parish website (www.stpetertheapostle.ca/eucharist). Please submit the form electronically or bring the printed form to St. Peter’s Church with the completed information.

Baptismal Certificate

Each candidate MUST provide a baptismal certificate. If your child was baptized at St. Peter the Apostle, their baptismal record will already be on file at the parish, and no further action from you is required. If your child was baptized at another church (Catholic or otherwise), you need to provide us with a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. If you have a copy of it, you can simply scan it or take a picture of it and email it to our parish office (stpeters@cogeco.net). If you do not have a copy, you will have to contact the church where they were baptized and request a copy.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email the parish office.

Registration DeadlineOctober 14, 2021

A ONE TIME FEE of $30 is required to cover the cost of 2 books when registering.

Register here