Catechism Corner

St. John Cantius Parish
CATECHISM PROGRAM

Catechism Coordinator: Pat Gustave patbellgustave@gmail.com

As recommended by the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, we use the FINDING GOD Catechism Program. Catechism consists of 8 Levels. The children are registered for Level 1 when they are entering Grade 1 in school.

Level 2 consists of preparation of 2 Sacraments: Reconciliation (Confession); and Eucharist (First Communion). First Communion is usually celebrated in May.

Levels 3 – 8 consist of a different focus for each level, such as The Old Testament, Sacraments, Church History, etc.

After completion of Level 8, the students return in January of the following year to begin Confirmation preparation. If the student feels he/she is ready, Confirmation usually takes place in May with Archbishop Richard Gagnon presiding.

For children over the age of 7, there is a Special Class, similar to Level 2, to prepare them for Reconciliation and Eucharist. The next year the students return and go on to complete Level 3 – 8.

For children who have their Eucharist and Reconciliation but no other Catechism, we offer a 2 year TEEN class . After completion of the TEEN class, students will come back for Confirmation preparation.

Classes:
Saturday 9:30 – 10:40 AM
Sunday 11AM – 12:10PM
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:10PM

Cost per child is $70, CASH ONLY. Discounts are available. If the Parent is a registered parishioner, the cost is $60/child

If the Parishioner is an envelope user, the cost is $55/child. The parish will issue a tax receipt in March.

**To obtain a discount for Registration or Envelope User, a letter MUST be obtained from the church secretary and presented to Catechism Coordinator at time of registration.

If there are more than 2 children in the family, the cost for the third child is $25.

Since Parents are the First Catechists we need the support of the parents to ensure the children have completed all homework, know their prayers, and attend every class.

For parishioners who are over the age of 18 and have been Confirmed, please consider becoming a Catechist. We always need new Catechists and Subs, especially since our Program is growing. The Coordinator and fellow Catechists will help you. You can start by shadowing. Please contact Pat at patbellgustave@gmail.com . There are applications available in Church foyer, fill out, seal in envelope, and place in Collection basket, addressed to CATECHISM COORDINATOR.

We still need a Level 1 Catechist for Sunday and a Level 2 Catechist for Sunday.