St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

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

LORD'S DAY MASS TIMES

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



First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation
A Time to Deepen and Renew 

If you missed our Parent Information Meeting on September 27, 2018 please see Father Freitas at Mass on Sunday in order to obtain your child's "Friendship Folder" and submit your child's registration form.  Registration deadline is November 1, 2018. Forms are submit on the Lord's Day at Mass.

 First Communion Registration Form

Please include $20.00 registration fee with First Communion Registration Form. A baptismal certificate is required if child was not Baptized at St Mary's 

Please note you must be an active registered family in our parish for your child to receive a Sacrament at our parish. Registration with one of our parish schools does not mean that you are registered with the parish. If you are an active practicing member of another parish, a letter of permission will be required from your Pastor. 

A parish registration form can be submit on during any of our Lord's Day Masses at our Welcome Desk.

 2018-2019 PREPARATION OPPORTUNITIES

PREPARATION PROGRAM

An essential aspect of preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion is participation in the Lordís Day celebrations of Mass. Young people preparing for these Sacraments are encouraged to be a part of Visitation Kids a program exclusively for them held during the 9:30a.m. and 11:30am Mass each Lordís Day. Each child will also be given the opportunity during the year to be involved in the Presentation of the Gifts at one of the Lordís Day Masses; a schedule will be developed and shared. We will also hold parish based activities as essential elements of this preparation. - Sign up Today! - Download the Children's Ministry Registration Form

This is a precious time in your childís young faith life and we wish you all of Godís blessings as you prepare for these sacraments as a family. If you are not already an active member of our parish: this time of Holy Communion will often be a natural "comeback" moment for families, as children have reached the age where they can have a deeper understanding of spiritual things. We encourage you to use this preparation period as a time of faith renewal. Letís ensure that the day of First Holy Communion will mean more than a nice memory and a photo in a dusty album: rather, let it be the beginning of your childís frequent encounter with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. We pray that your childís experience of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion will be a time of blessing and thanksgiving for your entire family.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do this ? Does it not all happen at School:

At St Maryís Parish we are dedicated to having something for everyone. This includes ensuring something for our young people. Our Catholic Schools are special places too. The Sacraments, however, are about a faith relationship found within the community of the Church, not membership in a school. At some point in their life, students graduate from their school; they may visit, but their school will not be the place they go back to for healing in a moment of crisis, for sacramental care in a time of joy, or for direction on occasion when they are called to grow and mature in life. When they graduate school - they leave to return as a visitor. A Parish, a faith community, is a place you never graduate from, and Confirmation is a Sacrament that says "I want to be a member of a community of faith - for life - not to graduate from it - but to grow within it!"

We are doing this because we love your child, and we want to help you to let them see - they never graduate from Church, they never graduate from God - but rather they grow here and become who God wants them to be ! In fact here is what we do at Visitation Kids 

Please note you must be a registered family in our parish for your child to receive a Sacrament at our parish. Registration with one of our parish schools does not mean that you are registered with the parish. If you are an active practicing member of another parish, a letter of permission will be required from your Pastor. 

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