Every year, nearly 200 English-speaking children from our region participate in our faith education classes, learn about their faith, and prepare for their First Communion and Confirmation.
Our Religious education Program offers classes for elementary school children every year from their first introduction in Level 1 all the way through to their Confirmation.
Our 2021-2022 Religious Education Program
Children can start with Level 1 as soon as they enter grade 1 and must complete Levels 1 and 2 before doing their First Communion in Level 3. Children new to the program who are in grade 2 or lower should register for Level 1.
If your child has not done any classes, has not received their first communion, and is in grade 3 or higher, contact our program coordinator at [email protected] to find out what your options are.
This year children will continue to work through the “Be My Disciples” workbooks at home with their parents for Levels 1,2,4,5, from October to the end of April. The book provides the children with a good understanding of their faith. Prayers and traditions of the Catholic church give families an opportunity to come together as a community by attending mass once per month and integrating their faith into their lives.
A new addition to the program this year
Our new addition is a One Day Bible Camp which will be held in the spring, on a Saturday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. A full day of activities and games based on Bible messages and Christian values will be offered. Attendance is mandatory and the child must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent.
Children registered in the Be my Disciple program (level1,2,4,5,) must attend mass with their families once per month between October and May. They must also bring their workbooks with them in order to have them stamped by the person responsible at the parish. Please note that attending mass is mandatory in order to proceed to the next level.
First Communion and Confirmation
Once children have completed Be my Disciples levels 1 and 2, they are ready for sacramental preparation in Level 3 where they will learn about and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and their First Communion.
And once children have completed their First Communion, they pursue the second part of the program leading to their Confirmation. This involves 2 more years of Be my Disciples classes (Levels 4 and 5) to give them an even deeper understanding of the basics of our faith adapted to their age which serve as a prerequisite for Confirmation.
What is required of the parents?
The religious awakening which takes place in the home is irreplaceable. Holy Cross gives parents an important opportunity to share your own faith with your children. Attending Mass is also vital to their spiritual growth.
Parents are asked to attend an online general information meeting at the beginning of the session to discuss the upcoming season. And all parents, are required to attend two additional scheduled meetings.
Faith First Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5 : 100,00$ (the workbook ’’Be my Disciples’’ as well as online book and the One Day Bible Camp included.)
First Communion Sacramental Preparation : 150,00$ ( 8 online classroom sessions and workbook included.)
Confirmation Sacramental Preparation : 150,00$ (8 in-class sessions and workbook included)
Please click on the Religious Education level or class of your choice below, you will automatically be transferred to our St-Luc Parish online store.
More information is provided for each class and printable schedules are also available.
Please choose the class you want to register your child or children in and follow the instructions.
Holy Cross Religious Education Program Coordinator is Suzanne Marion.
If you would like more information about this program, please contact the parish office at 450-621-5521 ext 216