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Dear Parents:

My name is Fr. Mariusz Sztuk, SDS and I am delighted to be working with YOU to coordinate the preparation for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation this year. The beginning of

the school year also marks the beginning of sacramental preparation. I would like to invite the children to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in their Grade Two or Three and Confirmation in grade 6. The home and parish carry the primary responsibility for this preparation. Enrolment celebration, parent orientation meetings, and sacramental celebrations will originate from the parish. Your involvement and your participation in the parish are crucial to your child's faith development and ultimate commitment to the Catholic faith.
The school instruction regarding the meaning of the sacraments is an essential part of the program. It supports and enhances the learning and the experiences the children encounter at home and in the parish.
The readiness of your child to receive this sacrament will be decided by you in consultation with the pastor.

Your home preparation can begin now. While you await further communication from the parish we encourage you to bring the following points to your child's awareness.
• The fact that she/he may be celebrating a sacrament.
• The name of the sacrament she/he may be preparing to celebrate.

It is also important that as a family you consciously begin your child's preparation for the sacrament by intensifying:
• Your regular participation in Sunday Mass.
• Your daily morning and evening prayer.
• Your daily efforts to imitate the life of Jesus.

All classes will be held at Our Lady of Wisdom School (OLOW), and will start at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays (Except for Registration Meeting 5:30 p.m.). Costs for this process are approximate $30.00 per child to offset the costs of the child’s book and parental background materials.

The registration will take place during the first meeting,
• September 14th at OLOW School at 5:30 p.m. Sacrament of Confirmation
• September 21th at OLOW School at 5:30 p.m. First Reconciliation
• September 28th at OLOW School at 5:30 p.m. First Holy Communion
• Please register online at: http://www.saintgabrielparish.ca
• Please mark these dates in your calendar. They will also be published in the weekly church bulletin.

Please contact the parish office, (403) 455-0196, or myself, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.