Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

First Holy Communion Catechism Classes

JANUARY 17, 2021 – APRIL 11, 2021

Under normal circumstances the First Holy Communion catechism classes are held in the Parish hall on Sundays. However, this year due to COVID-19 the classes will be held virtually.  The classes are intended to assist parents, the primary faith teachers, in their children’s Faith journey and in preparing them to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.  The classes will take place virtually Sunday mornings, between 9:45 am to 10:45 am using the Parish Zoom account.  Parents of the children requiring the classes will receive an email with the zoom invitation.  Children are encouraged to watch the livestreamed Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am via YouTube at SMI Parish. SMI Parish – YouTube

Dates for the classes are listed below. Classes have not been scheduled over long weekends, March break and Easter.

  • Jan 17, 2021
  • Jan 24, 2021
  • Jan 31, 2021
  • Feb  7, 2021
  • Feb 21, 2021
  • Feb 28, 2021
  • Mar  7, 2021
  • Mar 21, 2021
  • Mar 28, 2021
  • Apr 11, 2021

Confirmation classes

JANUARY 17, 2021 – APRIL 11, 2021

Under normal circumstances the Confirmation classes are held in the Parish hall on Sundays. However, this year due to COVID-19 the classes will be held virtually.  The classes are intended to assist parents, the primary faith teachers, in their children’s Faith journey and in preparing them for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The classes will take place virtually Sunday afternoons, between 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm using the Parish Zoom account.  Parents of the children requiring the classes will receive an email with the zoom invitation.  Children are encouraged to watch the livestreamed Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am via YouTube at SMI Parish. SMI Parish – YouTube

Dates for the classes are listed below. Classes have not been scheduled over long weekends, March break and Easter.

  • Jan 17, 2021
  • Jan 24, 2021
  • Jan 31, 2021
  • Feb  7, 2021
  • Feb 21, 2021
  • Feb 28, 2021
  • Mar  7, 2021
  • Mar 21, 2021
  • Mar 28, 2021
  • Apr 11, 2021

RCIC classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

JANUARY 18, 2021 – MARCH 29, 2021

Under normal circumstances the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) classes are held in the Parish hall on Monday afternoons. However, this year due to COVID-19 the classes will be held virtually.  The classes are intended to assist parents, the primary faith teachers, in their children’s Faith journey and in preparing them to receive the Sacraments on Easter Vigil.  The classes will take place virtually Monday afternoons, between 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm using the Parish Zoom account.  Parents of the children requiring the classes will receive an email with the zoom invitation.  Children are encouraged to watch the livestreamed Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am via YouTube at SMI Parish. SMI Parish – YouTube

Dates for the classes are listed below. Classes have not been scheduled over long weekends, March break.

  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Jan 25, 2021
  • Feb  1, 2021
  • Feb  8, 2021
  • Feb 22, 2021
  • Mar  1, 2021
  • Mar  8, 2021
  • Mar 22, 2021
  • Mar 29, 2021

Sunday School Program

JANUARY 10, 2021 – MAY 16,2021

Under normal circumstances the Sunday school program is held in the Parish hall on Sundays. However, this year due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually. Sunday School teaches catechism to children once a week. It is intended to assist parents, the primary faith teachers, in their children’s Faith journey. Whether your child is in a non-Catholic or Catholic School, your child’s journey in faith will be enriched by our program. The program will take place virtually Sunday mornings, between 9:00 am to 9:45 am using Google Meets.  The Sunday school program will help your child draw closer to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. There is no registration fee however, registration is required. Click here for registration form.

There will be no classes on the following dates:

Feb 14 (Family Day weekend)

Mar 14 & 21 (March break)

Apr 4 (Easter)

May 9 (Mother’s Day)

Children’s Liturgy Program

JANUARY 10, 2021 – MAY 16, 2021

Under normal circumstances the Children’s Liturgy program is held during the 11:00 am Mass. However, this year due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program in which the Sunday scripture readings and Gospel are proclaimed and explained to children, at an age-appropriate level, from grades K through 6. It is intended to enrich your child’s Faith journey, as well as encourage children to form a loving and generous response to the Word of God. The program will take place virtually Sunday mornings, between 10:00 am and 10:15 am using Google Meets. Children from the Sunday school program are encouraged to join the Children’s Liturgy of the Word program as well. There is no registration fee however, registration is required.  Click here for registration form.

There will be no classes on the following dates:

Feb 14 (Family Day weekend)

Mar 14 & 21 (March break)

Apr 4 (Easter)

May 9 (Mother’s day)

Marriage Preparation Program

Our Parish is offering virtual marriage preparation course. Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.

Spring session:  February 17  – March 26, 2021.

If you are planning to marry in the near future and would like to register, contact the Parish office.

Bible Study Program

Bible Study – Ephesians – Discover Your Inheritance as a Child of God

Ephesians was one of the most widely circulated of St. Paul’s writings because of its powerful, practical instructions for disciples of Christ. In fact, its six short chapters contain some of the most discussed passages in the New Testament. The Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance study examines several much-discussed themes in today’s Christian culture and society–the nature of marriage, the purpose and role of the Church, the pre-eminence of grace in God’s plan, and the reality of spiritual warfare. Study runs virtually via Parish zoom January 14 – March 4, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Registration is required.  Please contact the Parish office.

Baptismal Classes

Baptismal classes are offered the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This year due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually through the Parish zoom account.  For more information contact the Parish office.

Mothers Group

“We are Catholic girlfriends, planting the seeds and letting God do the rest!” 

The Mother’s Group is comprised of Catholic women who gather to pray, provide service to the community, share parenting tips, learn about their Catholic faith, and grow spiritually.  We are a group of like-minded women gathering to find community and fellowship with other Catholic moms.  This once a month retreat helps moms re-charge spiritually.  This year due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually through the Parish zoom account.  If interested in being a part of our Mother’s Group, email us at mothersgroup@smirh.com.

Next meeting:   January 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Council

“The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.”

 It is the united voice of all Catholic women across Canada who diligently work and promote the teachings of the Catholic Church, and who possess immense potential for great service to the community and the global world. The CWL contributes to the life and vitality of the Church, family and community. This year due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually through the Parish zoom account.