Our Faith Journey: Preparing Young Children for Celebrating the Sacraments

Table of Contents

 Letter from Bishop Richard

Background to the Program

• Why this Program?
• The Family, the Domestic Church and the Community of the Faithful
• The Eucharist: Source and Summit of our Faith
• The Lectionary: Liturgy of the Word
• The Liturgical Year
• The Catechumenal Model
• Integration of Sacramental Preparation Outcomes Identified in the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Criteria for Catechesis with our Lectionary Based Programme

Diocesan Guidelines for Children’s Sacramental Preparation

Two-year Diocesan Calendar 2013-2015

Scope and Sequence for Lectionary-Based Catechesis Cycle C/A and Notes for the Catechist on Making the Connections

Parish Coordinator’s “To Do List”

• Sample Letter to Parents
• Sample Registration Form

Session One, Year One: Gathering with Parents (only) Home is a Holy Place

Lessons for Seasons of the Church Year: September 2013 – June 2014


• Music for Open Our Hearts by Christopher Walker
• Models for Preparing and Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation

• St. Joseph the Worker
• St. Patrick’s Victoria



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Last Updated

Jan 18, 2018


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