Dear parents and families,

We are so close! First Communion is in only two days, this Sunday April 28.

Last minute reminders:

If you would like to have an individual, professional photograph taken by Lifetouch, you need to arrive by 9 am. Bring your package with you if you got one from church or through St Bernadette. I have enough extras for those who did not get one through St Bernadette.

If you do not want an individual photo by Lifetouch, please arrive by 9:30. The group picture will be taken at 9:45, but everyone needs to be at church by 9:30. If you want to purchase a picture, please bring your order form.

One half pew at the front of the church will be reserved for you, just like it was at the rehearsal. If you have more family coming than will fit into the pew, please encourage them to arrive early to get the seats they want.

Kindly remember (and remind relatives) that in the Diocese of Hamilton no photos should be taken during Mass. You are very welcome to take pictures before and after Mass, but not during. We want all to be able to concentrate on the prayer and sacrament of the Mass.

Gloves, prayer books, rosaries or other items may be worn or held for pictures, but should be taken off and put away for all of Mass.

Our parish (and especially our First Communion team) is praying for you and for your children. Lori, Lisa, Father Brian and I are excited to be there with you as they come to the table of our Lord for the first time – and I’m sure Father Tom is praying from Cincinnati!

See you VERY soon,

Mary Forcier

Youth Minister