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HOLY CROSS

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
PROGRAM

Every year, nearly 150 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.

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Our 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 but children will have to attend classes at church 6 times throughout the year from October to 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.

One Day Bible Camp 

Our One Day Bible Camp which is held in the spring, on a Saturday from 9:00am to 2pm was a great success in 2022 , so we plan on having it again in May 2023.  A full day of activities and games based on Bible messages and Christian values is offered. Attendance is mandatory and we count on the help of parents volunteers.

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Attending Mass

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.

 

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First Communion

and Confirmation classes

Children registered in our First Communion and Confirmation class will have to attend classes during the week. The classes for First Communion will be online Mondays and Wednesdays and the classes for Confirmation will be held at church Monday evening and Thursday evening every second week between January and April.

Attending Mass

Children registered in First Communion and Confirmation classes  must attend mass with their families twice per month between January 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 receive the sacraments

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New this year!

For the Confirmation class 2022-2023 

 

A plus in their journey of faith, the parish graduates, French and English children completing our preparation for Confirmation are invited to a Confirmation camp  for 3 days and 2 nights, to be held at Centre Notre Dame de la Rouge, Grenville QC. at the end of May 2023 (attendance optional)

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Marion, coordinator of our religious education program at

450-621-5521 ext 216 or [email protected]

Fundraising activities will be organized to help lower the costs of the camp.

Fees for the camp will be confirmed.

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  online meetings  that may help them in their spiritual journey, so that through them others can be helped.

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Fees:

 

Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5 : 100,00$  the workbook Be my Disciples and the One Day Bible Camp included.)

 

First Communion Sacramental Preparation : 150,00$  (8 online classroom sessions and workbook included.)

Reconciliation: First confession is done at Françoise Cabrini on a Saturday morning at the end of the year, just before receiving the sacrament.

 

Confirmation Sacramental Preparation : 150,00$  (8 in-class sessions and workbook included)

Registration 2022-2023   AVAILABLE NOW

Please click on the Religious Education level or class of your choice below, you will automatically be transferred to the online store of Paroisse St-Luc.

 

Levels 1, 2, 4, 5 registration period ends September 15, 2022

First Communion and Confirmation registration period ends November 15, 2022

 

More information is provided for each class and printable schedules are also available by clicking on the level below. 

 

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

Email: [email protected].

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