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Last update: December 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM.


Welcome to Missione Maria Ausiliatrice’s Catechism website. Missione Maria Ausiliatrice was built in 1984 to serve the community of Rivière des Prairies. When the Montreal school boards became linguistic, the church took on a more active role in teaching catechism to the communities’ youngest members. In 2000, the Faith First office took control of the catechism program. In 2013, the office of Faith and Family moved towards a new course of catechism, "Be My Disciple." This program is still in use today. 

Job opportunity at Church  

Missione Maria Ausiliatrice in RDP is looking for two young adults for data-entry and helping around the office. An aptitude for web design is a plus. Starting soon until Mid-August. The candidates will work mostly for the Faith and Family Office which is in charge of the Catechism program. Duties include help setting up the program for next year and other duties. If interested please send CV to Joseph Di Staulo or Sylvia Coirazza at  the Parish (ausiliatricerdp@yahoo.ca)  The contract is for 420 hours spread over a period of 12 to 15 weeks at minimum wage.

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Sacrament Celebrations


Dear Parents,


After last nights’ announcements from premier François Legault about places of worship moving back to 25 people I can safely say that all Sacraments (Confession, First Communion and Confirmation) will not be taking place in the spring.  These Sacraments will be postponed to late summer or early fall.  In order for you to have a holy and meaningful experience for your child and with their families we cannot have celebrations with just the maximum of 25 people.


Catechism registration will be starting as of June for next year. Please look at the website (www.faithandfamilyrdp.com) for updates about the way the program will be going. It will most likely be similar to this year but we will let you know as the wave of restrictions get better or worse. Even though you may not have made your First Communion, you can register for the next level in catechism.


Please continue to send in the godparent form (which can be found on our website: www.faithandfamilyrdp.com)  along with the necessary certificates. There is also time to send in the chapter reviews results from www.bemydisciples.com to faithandfamilyrdp@gmail.com.

As for this year books they will be checked during the month of June or July. Please keep the books and check the website (www.fathandfamilyrdp.com)  for updates of when you will be asked to come in and show your workbooks.


Thank you for your patience and collaboration through this very difficult year we have been going through. As everyone says there is a light at the end of the tunnel and let us hope we get there soon.


“Always remember to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good”

The Faith and Family team

Grade 5 parents please start handing in the Godparent forms to faithandfamilyrdp@gmail.com

If you are missing the Green form please click here to print a copy. 

Find it difficult to buy cards?

We have Birthday, Sympathy, Get Well, Encouragement, Thank you, Baby, 

and Special Occasions 

(box of 12 cards) 10$ (cash only) 

E-mail me at pcl.jdistaulo@gmail.com if interested. Curb side pick-up available from 9:30 to 12:30.


Volunteer your time with Special Events or Sacrament Practice. The Catechism program is always looking for help to prepare or supervise during our sacraments and special events during the catechism year. Speak to Joe or Sylvia for more info.

Become a Catechist

The Catechism does not work without the help, support and generosity of our Catechists. Become part of the team and help a young person be closer to God.  Speak to  Joe and Sylvia for more info. 


Sponsor a special event with equipment or special aid that can help us from where you work. A lot of our special events include food and media equipment that is expensive to buy or hard to rent. Speak to Joe or Sylvia for more info.

About Joe

During my tenure at the youth leadership center (YLC), I started and coordinated many projects, and I’ve planned and lead many retreats. I have participated in two World Youth Days with Pope Benedict in Germany and Pope  John Paul II in Toronto. I look forward to sharing my life experiences with all of you.  I look forward to working with all you in the upcoming years.

There are religious books and cards for sale at the church. The sale of these items helps to fund special events for catechism. Feel free to preview the items on the shop webpage, simply click on the icon above or on this link. Each item must be purchased at the faith and family offices between 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday. 

CATECHISM 2020-2021:

- home-based
- no online classes
- parents, you are your child's teacher!
- only occasional videos to watch