Cathechism School
at the Basilica


We offer an on-going religious education programme for children beginning in kindergarten. Meeting on alternate Sundays from September to June offers the required preparation for first Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation as well as an exploration of our Catholic faith, based on the Sunday Gospel, which is interactive, creative and fun.

In 2018-2019 classes will be held from 9:00am to 10:15am, allowing participation in the 10:30am Mass.



The Catechism School is only made possible because of the generous support of families and volunteers and so we ask all families to prayerfully consider how you can help. Volunteers are needed in the following roles:

Catechists who work as a team of two or three to teach the sixteen classes that form the foundation of our program. This involves approximately two hours preparation for each class, one orientation/retreat day and two team meetings over the course of the year.

Class assistants who help provide the extra pair of hands and eyes during each class.

Room monitors who help create a safe environment for children to learn in by monitoring our classrooms and bathrooms.

For further information please contact Bonnie Kirk at 780.488.7295 ext. 230 or Bonnie.Kirk@caedm.ca.