Sunday and weekday Eucharistic Liturgies:
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 10 a.m.
Weekday Eucharistic Liturgies Tuesday to Friday at 9:00 a.m.
COVID-19 Restrictions Coming to an End
Effective March 15, 2022
Effective Tuesday, March 15, 2022 all COVID-19 restrictions will be coming to an end, and as a result, masks will no longer be required. As well, the general dispensation from Sunday Mass, which was mandated at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, effective immediately.
We understand that everyone has a different comfort level at this point in time and we are entrusting parishioners to make the choices that they feel are best for themselves and their families. Let us exercise kindness and respect for one another and for the choices people make.
Thank you to all of you for your patience and kindness and may we continue to grow as parish family united in our faith in Christ.
Catechism classes are finished for the 2022-2023 school year. Classes will start again in October 2023. Have a great summer!
Children's Mass is celebrated on the last Sunday of each Month between October to April at 10:00 a.m.
With the support and cooperation of the parents, family and parish community, Holy Redeemer Parish Religious Education Program is dedicated to preparing our young people 'to know, love and serve God', by providing knowledge of God and understanding of our faith through teaching, witness and service. We are committed to the teachings, traditions and values of the Roman Catholic faith.
Our Catechism program consists of weekly classes held on Thursday evenings. Children's Choir practice will start at 6:30 - 7:00 and Catechism Class from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. We encourage all family members to be involved. Parents are the first teachers of their children’s faith. Our goal is for our families to grow and share their faith with each other and to have strong domestic churches within our parish.
Classrooms are in the lower level of the church. A wheelchair life is available if necessary.
See our 22/23 Registration Information & Policy:
Catechism classes are offered for Grade One through Six. Annual registration is required. Registration forms are available for download here (click on the appropriate links):
Preparation to receive a Sacrament is a separate program held in addition to the regular Catechism Program. Children will be eligible to enroll in Sacramental preparation only after completing one full year in the Catechism Program at Holy Redeemer (or elsewhere as validated). A copy of the child's Baptismal certificate is required.
The revised Diocesan Policy recommends that children celebrate only one Sacrament per year, and stipulates that parents/guardians of the child who will be celebrating a Sacrament must also receive catechesis relevant to that Sacrament. The Diocese recommends that parents (guardians) attend a set of six adult catechesis sessions for each Sacrament. The sessions do not have to be repeated for a second child celebrating the same Sacrament. Sacramental catechesis for parents (guardians) and children will be held concurrently, but in separate areas.
Therefore, the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will usually be celebrated in Grade 2. Catechesis for the Sacrament will begin in late Fall, with First Confession usually in the Advent Season at a special celebration. The child must also complete a workbook with family participation.
The Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist will usually be celebrated in Grade 3 (First Reconciliation must be celebrated prior). Catechesis for the Sacrament will begin in January, with First Holy Communion in the Easter Season at Sunday Mass. The family will be requested to attend a Rite of Enrollment ceremony at a designated Sunday Mass, and the child must complete a workbook with family participation and also attend a retreat.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will usually be celebrated the year after completing Grade 1 to 6 of the Catechism program. Candidates must have made their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion prior. Catechesis will begin in the late Fall with Confirmation in May/June (often at a special weekday evening Mass).
Confirmation Candidates are required:
For more information, or questions, don't hesitate to contact the parish office at 669-0501.