Elementary Catechetics

Holy Apostles Religious Ed Registration
In order for our Religious Ed committee to prepare for the fall (or whenever we are able to resume religious education classes) we ask that parents register their child(ren) before the end of June. The registration forms for each area are available at the bottom of this page for downloading. No fees will be collected at this time as we are certain of startup dates.



Religious Ed - 2020 Sacraments

Chester First Communion
As of today, the First Communion date has not changed in Chester. This will be reevaluated as the date gets closer and there is a better idea of what the government restrictions will be at that time.

Tentative First Communion & Confirmation Dates for Shad Bay
In this time of Pandemic,  Sacraments will not be celebrated this spring.  We want to inform families of our proposed plan for the Fall. The following are the dates that have been selected for Sacrament celebrations at St. Joseph's., Shad Bay:
  • First Communion (class of 2019/20): to be celebrated Sunday, October 25, 9 am
  • Confirmation (class of 2019/20): to be celebrated Saturday, September 26, 6 pm.
Please keep in mind that this is a "fluid" situation, and these dates are subject to change.

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Faith Community
In this time of Pandemic,  Sacraments will not be celebrated this Spring.  We want to inform families of our proposed plan for the Fall. The following are the dates that have been selected for Sacrament celebrations:

  • Year 2 (class of 2019/20): First Communion to be celebrated Saturday October 3rd, 10am
  • Confirmation (class of 2019/20): Confirmation to be celebrated Monday September 28, 7pm.

Please keep in mind that this is a "fluid" situation, and these dates are subject to change.

 



St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Faith Community
In this time of Pandemic,  Sacraments will not be celebrated this Spring.  We want to inform families of our proposed plan for the Fall. The following are the dates that have been selected for Sacrament celebrations:

  • Year 2 (class of 2019/20): First Communion to be celebrated Saturday October 3rd, 10am
  • Confirmation (class of 2019/20): Confirmation to be celebrated Monday September 28, 7pm.
Please keep in mind that this is a "fluid" situation, and these dates are subject to change.




St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Faith Community

Religious Education Coordinator Years 1-6:  
Karen Burke, releducate.mbourgeoys@gmail.com 902-826-2696



Elementary Program – Classes take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 at Sir John A MacDonald High School. A detailed program schedule will be available here.

We are excited to be using the Be My Disciples program!  Please visit their website, to help supplement what is being done in the classroom.  There are so many great things on this website!

Year 1 – This is a pre-requisite for Year 2 (Sacraments).  It introduces the children to the idea of being members of God’s family, to the love of Jesus as our friend, to the idea of Mass, and teaches basis prayers.

Year 2 – This is a Sacramental year; children will have completed Year 1 or equivalent.   This class focuses on Reconciliation and Eucharist; students will make their First Reconciliation after Christmas, and their First Communion in the spring.  This is a pivotal and fun year, and attendance is very important.

Years 3  to 6 – Students continue the exploration of their relationship with Jesus, the teachings of the church, and prayer, with special focus on the parables of Jesus and the Bible.  Year 4 students receive the New Testament, and Year 6 students the Bible.  Year 6 students will take ownership of our ‘Pocket Change for Change’ program.

Additional Offerings –

  • Gathering Masses in September and January
  • Animated or ‘Stop and Start’ Mass
  • ‘Class at Mass’ – specific year levels take part in special ‘theme’ Masses
  • Christmas Concert
  • Good Friday Children’s Liturgy 
  • Church Tours 
  • Children's Stewardship Conference                                                                                                      




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