The family is a proclamation of faith in that it is the natural place in which faith can be lived in a simple and spontaneous manner. (…) Christian initiation is more profound: the awakening of the sense of God; the first steps in prayer; education of the moral conscience; formation in the Christian sense of human love, understood as a reflection of the love of God the Father, the Creator. (Source: Directory for Catechesis, 2020, # 227)
In light of this call from Pope Francis, we have prepared resources for you, dear parents, to accompany your child on the way to initiation into the sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation!
You are not left on your own! The pastor and his parish pastoral team are there to accompany and guide you, especially the parish catechetical leaders and the catechists.
Sacrament of Reconciliation Module
Sacrament of the Eucharist Module
Part 1 Parent/Catechist: https://indd.adobe.com/view/234294d4-5611-4738-a480-3af752e14554
Part 2 Activities Parent/Child: https://indd.adobe.com/view/453cf6b0-68e9-453d-a35e-0dc77620bef9
Part 3 The Mass: https://indd.adobe.com/view/ef761574-e116-4456-b289-d3f59f7a83a7
Part 4, Family Ritual: https://indd.adobe.com/view/d1ebc5f2-7c4e-4d1d-8ca7-e96ebbbe5c23
Part 5 Printables
Module of the Sacrament of Confirmation
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Video: « Walking with the Holy Spirit”
Are you drawn to the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Would you like to learn more about the lives of people who are empowered by the Holy Spirit?
This video is for you: youth, families, parishes, Catholic schools!
At Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Archbishop Christian Lépine accompanies a young candidate for Confirmation through the faith history of Montreal. A city founded by a constellation of people acting under the influence of the Holy Spirit and wishing to make God's love known!
A short animation document accompanies this video, if needed.
Click here to read '' When the Holy Spirit gets involved..." - A reflection by Denis Bérubé, Assistant to the Director of the Office for Faith Education -
For any questions relating to Catechumenate, please contact:
Marie-Christine Herlin-Gervais – Assistant Director
for the Catechumenate Diocesan Service
Tel. : 514 925-4300 ext. 270
The Celebration of the Rite of Election – March 6, 2022
The celebration of the Rite of Election or the enrollment of names, is the liturgical rite which closes the period of the catechumenate proper. This rite which usually coincides with the opening of Lent, also marks the beginning of the period of final, more intense preparation for the sacraments of initiation; baptism, confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter vigil.
Pastors of Catholic communities and those involved in the sacramental preparation of adults are invited to read the instructions for the registration of catechumens:
Please find below the Request Form for Minister of Confirmation. Please complete and forward it. Your request will be processed and followed up with you by a member of the Office for Faith Education, including:
Tél. : 514-925-4300, ext. 257
List of Ordinary Ministers for the Sacrament of Confirmation (updated on February 14, 2022)
On April 23 and 24, 2022, we gathered at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral to celebrate Holy Spirit Day. One of the activities consisted in the composition of a prayer by the confirmands, and the role of their sponsors was to help them compose the prayer. We then asked them to send us their prayers and we received hundreds of them! We knew that we had to do something with these prayers, so the ODEF team decided to create a Slide Show of some of them so that they could be shared with the Church.