First Reconciliation

Dear Parents,
Peace and grace of our Risen Lord.
Through prayerful discernment it has been decided to postpone our Reconciliation celebrations for a few weeks as a reflection of the stay-at-home order by the government this week.  The pastoral team recognizes while St. Michaels has a very safe process to gather for mass, we are quite certain the open and closing cycle with this pandemic has many in COVID fatigue.   First and foremost, we want all to stay safe.  We encourage you to follow the directive of the Premier Ford to the best of your ability.  We will do the same.  Hopefully we will be able to get back on top of this germ and celebrate your child's encounter with Jesus through the sacraments soon again.
 
We will not postpone the First Communion dates at this time and will keep an eye on how this stay-at-home order affects the COVID numbers.
 
We also want to remind you the church is open for mass Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30.  We have a capacity of 15%.  We encourage you to book online through Eventbrite to attend.  https://stmichaelslondon.ca/sunday-mass.
 
Parents, you are the domestic church as we have mentioned.  It is our prayer that you will set intentional time aside to keep the Sabbath Day Holy and join us online through Livestream.  In the Hebrew tradition of the seder meal, the youngest child asks the father, 'What makes this night different?".   In the Christian tradition, Sunday is different because this day belongs to God.  We celebrate that by intentionally spending time in prayer and community (your family community at this time until we are able to return to parish family community) to recognize the great gifts that God has poured out for us, namely, His Son Jesus.  You are encouraged to help your children continue to build that relationship through prayer and listening to the Word of God and to grow in that love.
 
I will continue with updates.  
 
Stay well and at peace as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season through these next 50 days.  Christ is Risen!  Risen Indeed - Alleluia!  

The sacrament of Penance is an encounter with the mercy of God. It is a recognition that one has failed in their relationship with God and the Church. It is the very essence of the reason that Christ came and died for us. If your child is in Grade 2 then complete the registration form and submit to the office. Attendance at a First Reconciliation parent meeting is required. If you are a person beyond Grade 2 and wish to celebrate this sacrament, please fill out the form, indicate that you are beyond Grade 2 and you will be contacted by a Parish Priest for preparation before receiving this sacrament for the first time. Baptismal certifiactes can be scanned as a PDF and emailed to the Parish Office.​The Fee for the Sacramental materials is $25. This can be paid at the Parish or via the DONATE page on the website.

If your child is not Baptised, please contact Debbie Walsh, Pastoral Minister dwalsh@dol.ca

Registrations for First Reconciliation 2021 are now CLOSED. If you have questions, please contact Pastoral Minister Debbie Walsh directly.