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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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