Parish Supports for Sacramental Preparation
The Catechesis Office is pleased to provide a number of supports to parishes for Sacramental Preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation.
We have recommended resources available for purchase. We stock a variety of booklets and facilitator guides for Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation and the full initiation of unbaptized children of catechetical age. Our materials are chosen for their solid and engaging content, flexibility in use, and reasonable cost. Materials can be ordered by contacting Monica Verin.
We have models of sacramental preparation for each of the Sacraments of Initiation. These outlines assist parishes in designing meetings and retreats by suggesting the timing and content of meetings as a planning guide.
Full Initiation of Children of Catechetical Age [pdf]
Use of Catechetical Correspondence Courses [pdf]
Further Resources Approved for use in the Diocese of Hamilton - Communion and Confirmation [pdf]
Training and other assistance:
We are pleased to assist parishes in training volunteers in the use of any of our materials or in basic facilitation skills. Please contact us to discuss particular needs.
We also have recommendations of DVD resources, available through our Diocesan Library which can be used for parent meetings or as part of retreats.