Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:30am
 Weekday Mass Schedule:Please consult Bulletin.
Children's Ministry:  at 9:30 & 11:30a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation:Tues. 6:30-7:00pm, Sat. 4:00-4:30pm

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street, Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario     N3C 2N2
Tel:519.658.4443 Fax:519.658.6783 St.Vincent de Paul:519.658.6511
We are connected to our past, committed to our future, and compassionately focused on being a Family of Faith with something for everyone.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

Recent changes to our Diocesan policy have indicated that children who have passed the usual age for First Communion (past grade 2) and have not been Baptized are to prepare to receive all the Sacraments of Initiation at once. The model for older children is thus similar to the process for adults who, when they are Baptized, also are Confirmed and receive their First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.

Awesome Sacramental Prep for Kids Gr. 2-8 not enrolled in Catholic schools or who are receiving a Sacrament later than the traditional age. 

General Information                    Registration Form

2016-2017 Schedule 

Who is it for?

Children/youth from Grades 2-8 seeking the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation who fall under one or more of these circumstances:

o        Attending public school, private school, or homeschooled OR

o        Not receiving/received religious education OR

o        Are past the usual age to receive a given Sacrament OR

o        Have never been baptized OR

o        Are not Catholic but would like to become Catholic

 How/when does it run?

Sunday mornings in between our 9:30am and 11:30am Mass (on a scheduled basis) The sessions that your son/daughter will attend depend on which Sacraments they are preparing for – it is customized to your specific circumstances!   2016-2017 Schedule

What is the role of the parents?

Your role as parents is to be that first teacher of faith to your child, by regular participation in the Lord’s Day Masses with your child, helping your child to live faith in their daily life and supporting them as they journey through the program.  There are a few sessions which are designed for the parents and children/youth all together as well!

How do I get involved or find out more?  

Attend the Information Meeting on October 4th following our 7:00pm Mass or Email the parish office or call (519 658 4443) to speak to someone! Our program begins on October 23rd.

·         Fill out a Parish Registration Form (if not registered at St. Mary’s)

·         Fill out the “Plugged In Registration Form"

·         Give forms to Father Freitas or Sr. Bernadette – they will speak with you to determine the best preparation for your child and give you a calendar of your customized preparation

·         There is a program registration fee of $40/child to cover costs of materials used in sessions  ($20 for Program Costs & $20 Registration Fee for associated Sacrament)