for kids & teens
At St. Ignatius, forming young disciples is our priority. We also recognize that children & teens develop in different ways and at different rates. Employing a “readiness model” allows children to grow at their own pace and receive the sacrament only when they truly are ready.
Preparing for the sacraments is an experience that should build a joyful, fruitful, and lasting relationship with Jesus within a community.
& First Communion
Prep classes for First Communion and First Reconciliation are offered several times a year. Typically, children should be in Grade 3 or higher.
Stage 1: Participation
First, register your child and make a habit of attending mass regularly so your child feels connected to the community and comfortable at mass. Bring them to Catch the Wave and/or the Good Shepherd Atrium for at least a year (20 sessions.)
Stage 2: Readiness
Next, look for signs of readiness in your child. Here are a few:
- Do they enjoy coming to church?
- Do they have a good attitude towards prayer?
- Can they mostly stay focused and participate during mass?
- Are they curious about receiving Jesus in Communion?
Stage 3: Prep Course
After your child has met the attendance requirements (20 times in a year), you’ll be invited to think about whether they are ready, and if so, to register for an upcoming nine-week intensive prep program.
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Confirmation will take place on May 26, 2024 at the 10am Mass.
Ignation plus Confirmation – $200
Ignation only – $150
To be ready for Confirmation, a young person must have been baptized and have received their First Communion. In addition, they must freely desire Confirmation as a next step in faith.
Although there are no specific age requirements, we recommend Grade 7 and up.
Sign up for our youth program, Ignation, and participate during the fall.
Take the 10-week prep course plus a retreat in the spring (retreat date TBD).
The Confirmation prep course takes place within Ignation. Ignation takes place in the Church Hall on Thursdays, beginning October 26:
- Tweens (grades 4-6): from 5 to 7pm, including dinner
- Early high school (grades 7-9): from 7 to 9pm
- Upper high school (grades 10 to 12): from 7 to 9pm
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St. Ignatius of Loyola is a Roman Catholic community in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood of Montréal, QC.
We are missionary disciples helping all people to know, love and serve Christ and His Kingdom. Our mission is to make disciples of all nations, starting here, starting now.
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