St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street,
Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario   N3C 2N2
Tel: 519.658.4443 Fax: 519.658.6783


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: Saturday 4:00-4:30pm

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

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

Information Meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre

 Registration Form                      

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!  

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?  

  Email the parish office or call (519 658 4443) to speak to someone! Our program begins on October 22nd.

·         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. Elizabeth Marie – 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)