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Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Serving Laval's English Catholic Community since 1965
Served by the Carmelites
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899 Chomedey Blvd.
Laval, Québec
H7V 2X1
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Faith First Program

Faith First Catechism Program 2018-2019

The catechism school year begins in September and ends in May

The program is a combination of classes given at the parish by catechists and home study – parents with the children

At the parish, classes are given on Saturdays either morning or afternoon.

Six(6) levels (plus kindergarten) of catechism are offered that generally follow the children public school grade level – ex.: level 1 follows grade 1, level 2 follows grade 2, etc.

At completion of Level 3 the children are admitted to the sacrament of First Holy Communion and at completion of Level 6 to the sacrament of Confirmation.

Each students is provided with a workbook, a missal, and material required for study and follow the class at the parish and at home.

The children (students) are required to attend Sunday mass as part of their formation.

Home study progress and mass attendance is verified on a regular basis by catechist at the parish sessions. (Children may attend mass at a parish other than Holy Name of Jesus.)

Registration

 

Requirements

  • First time registrants must provide a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate

 

Registration schedule

  • General registration Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the parish hall.
  • The pasish office will accept in person registrations from June 1 to September 30 for those who cannot attend the general registration days.

 

Additional

Please consult the the Faith First office if your child has special needs.

 

Fees

  • $100 per student/school year.
  • $125 per family with 2 children registered
  • $140 per family for 3 children or more registered
  • Late registration - $25 is added to the regular fee

 

Notice

All registration requests after July 31 are considered late.

 

Go to registration forms

Policy on religious instruction

Print version [PDF]

Additional Policy information by level 2018-2019 [PDF]

Confirmation - How do I choose a sponsor (Godparent)

You are in the privileged position of guiding your child in their decisions regarding Confirmation. One of the most important decisions will be the choice of your child’s sponsor.  Please share the following information with your child as he/she prepares to make this important choice.

The Confirmation sponsor plays a special role not just in the celebration of Confirmation, but especially in the faith-life of the child.  It is an honour to be chosen sponsor, but there is much more to the role than just being honoured. The sponsor is someone who acts as mentor, a “spiritual” parent, a “companion on the journey” of becoming a more committed and responsible Catholic Christian.

It is desirable that a godparent from Baptism be the Confirmation sponsor, provided the following criteria still applies:

  1. at least sixteen (16) years of age
  2. baptized and confirmed Catholic
  3. practicing Catholic (this includes marital status in accordance to the Catholic faith and regular celebration of the sacraments like Mass and Reconciliation)
  4. good model of Christian living who can help your child grow in their experience of God through the practice of their faith
  5. good listener in whom your child can confide
  6. actively interested and involved in your child’s faith & family experience

 

Please note: Only one sponsor is necessary. A parent cannot serve as a sponsor since the unique role as parent is already the most important relationship possible with the child.

No, we do not expect your sponsor to be Mother Teresa!  The role however, is an important one to be taken seriously. Take your time to make this choice in a meaningful way. 

 

May the Holy Spirit guide you as you choose your sponsor!
Pray for this person, that moved by the same Spirit,
he or she will accept the role with a prayerful and enthusiastic response.

List of documents and forms

 

Policy
FaithFirst-Policy-2018.pdf
Additional Policy information by level 2018-2019.pdf

 

Registration

Returing students
FaithFirst_Returning-Student-Registration_2018-2019-[green].pdf

First time students
FaithFirst_First-Time-Registration_2018-2019-[yellow].pdf

 

2018-2019 schedule

To be announced

Questions?

For more information please
contact the Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCL)

Email:
faithfirst@hnoj.ca

Call:
(450) 688-3887
 
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899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval, Québec, H7V 2X1
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