This program is for young parishioners who are not currently attending one of our affiliated Catholic elementary schools. This program provides these students an opportunity to study the Catholic faith and if applicable, prepare for sacraments. The program is managed by Arden Ouellette of the parish team. Using materials provided by the Diocese of Hamilton, programs are matched to each student's age, grade and catechesis experience. Participants must be baptized Roman Catholic; if your child is not yet baptized please contact the parish to arrange for Baptism and we will work to match the appropriate program to your child's needs and circumstances. We ask that participants also be registered members of St. Paul the Apostle. Parish Registration information is available on the 'About Our Parish' page of this website.
The program is primarily a "home based" study program and is supplemented with meetings and events as required, particularly for those children preparing for a sacrament.
This program runs from Fall to Spring annually and takes a break over the summer months. Registration for programs is now open and you can download the registration form below or pick one up in the narthex of the church.
Registration for participation in the program for 2019-2020 closes October 4th, 2019. Registration and more detailed program information will be available via this website, through the church bulletin or by contacting the parish office directly, 905-332-5115 and speaking with Mrs. Arden Ouellette, the Lay Parish Minister.
Those students preparing to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation will be required to attend important meetings as part of their faith formation.
First Communion Meetings 2019-2020:
Thursday October 10th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday October 26th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday November 23rd, 10:00 am -11:00 am
Thursday January 30th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday February 20th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday March 26th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday April 2nd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
These students will also celebrate the sacraments:
First Reconciliation Saturday February 29th @ 10:00 am
First Communion Saturday May 2nd @ 5:00 pm
Confirmation Meetings 2019-2020:
Thursday October 10th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday October 26th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday November 14th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday December 10th, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday January 9th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
These students will receive the sacrament:
Confirmation Saturday February 8th @ 1:30 pm