Please bring the completed First Reconciliation books on your child’s First Reconciliation date.

We are so excited to be moving into the red zone in the Durham region, which means we will be able to celebrate Mass once again at St Francis de Sales Parish starting on Wednesday February 17th.  Please check our Parish website and bulletin for the Ash Wednesday and weekend Mass times.  Please note that Ash Wednesday is not a day of obligation. Please join us again for weekend Mass at the Parish beginning on the weekend of February 20th /21st.    

Above you will find the revised Covid-19 First Reconciliation schedule.  We have decided to celebrate the children’s First Reconciliation over two dates and times now to ensure proper physical distancing.  For this reason, we kindly ask that one parent only accompanies their child to the Parish for the sacrament of First Reconciliation.  Please remember to bring your child’s completed First Reconciliation book on their First Reconciliation date.  We will also hand out the First Communion preparation books on this date, for your child to work on in preparation for the sacrament of First Communion.  We pray that we will be able to celebrate all the First Communions safely in May and June and these dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.  The First Communion preparation books are to be returned on your child’s First Communion rehearsal date. 

We will be emailing the First Reconciliation video #3 this week.  Please make sure your child has watched all 3 videos before receiving their First Reconciliation, so that they are familiar with why and how we go to Confession.  Please continue to check our Parish website and bulletin weekly for further updates.  We pray that you and your family remain healthy and safe over the coming weeks and that you continue to pray daily together using some of the prayers that were in the prayer booklet given out at the registration.  We are looking forward to seeing all the children soon for their very special First Reconciliation Day!

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