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Sacramental Preparation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Joseph’s Parish and St. Gregory School


Dear Parents,                                                                                 

A letter from our parish priest, Father Tony Barol, recently went home to inform you of the upcoming preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

There will be a Parent Information Night to further explain the Sacramental Preparation Program and how you can continue to support your child’s faith development. The Parent Information Night will be held on October 13 at 7:00 at St. Joseph’s Parish.

There will be a total of four lessons (one per month) held after mass on certain Sundays as indicated on the chart below. Each session will run for 90 minutes. Mrs. Ruttan will be the catechist to facilitate the Sacramental Preparation Program with your child and the parish pastoral team will meet with the parents. The Sacramental Preparation Program is required for your child to understand the significance of the sacraments and to receive the sacraments this year.


All sessions will take place at St. Joseph’s Church.

Each lesson will follow mass.

Lesson #1

Sunday, Oct. 23 – Mass at 9:00 Lesson at 10:00

Lesson #2

Sunday, Nov 13 – Mass at 9:00 Lesson at 10:00

Lesson #3

Sunday, Dec 11 – Mass at 10:00 Lesson at 11:00

Lesson #4

Sunday, Jan 15 – Mass at 10:00 Lesson at 11:00


The retreat will occur on a Saturday in January

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Date to be determined


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Father Tony Barol at St. Joseph Church – 705-724-2118

Mrs. Corry Ruttan at St. Gregory School – 705-724-3482


Please detach the bottom portion of this letter and return to school.



Student’s name: ______________________________   Grade: _____________

Parents’ names: ___________________________________________________

Phone number: ______________________________

Email: ______________________________________


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A note to all parents and guardians of Senior Kindergarten students. This year, all Senior Kindergarten students will begin school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a change from our previous practice of Senior Kindergarten students beginning on the first Monday of the second week in September.

Transportation arrangements will continue to be available as per our past practice and will begin on the new start date of September 6, 2018.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!