The Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion generally take place when a child is in Grade 2. First Reconciliation (confession) must take place prior to the reception of First Communion and introduces the child to the forgiveness of sins, a sacrament that brings all Catholics closer to God.
First Communion is the sacrament whereby children receive the Eucharist for the first time, thus fully participating in the Mass and developing a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by Jesus for humanity.
Make Up Dates First Communion 2021
First Communion Make Up Dates For Those Who Missed Receiving the Sacrament Due to Lockdowns:
Children who were unable to receive the sacrament of First Communion due to lockdowns in Spring 2021 will have an opportunity to receive the sacrament in the Fall of 2021. An email outlining all details regarding the make up sacrament dates is enclosed here.
If your child is eligible to participate in the Make Up Celebrations and you have yet to book a date and time please contact Arden Ouellette firstname.lastname@example.org or call 90-332-5115.
First Communion for Students Entering Grade 2 in Fall 2021
The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion for students entering Grade 2 in our Catholic schools in Fall 2021 will be communicate via parish and school after the start of the school year. We thank parents for their patience as our focus in September will be conducting the celebrations which were delayed due to lockdowns in the Spring. Students who do not attend Catholic schools are asked to refer to our parish Catechetical Studies Page.
How to Prepare Your Child for Confession - Parent Guide
If your child missed First Reconciliation in Grade 2 due to lockdowns please bring him/her to any regularly scheduled confession at the parish and advise the priest it is the child's First Reconciliation. Confessions are held in the chapel Saturday at 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. Your child must have completed their first confession prior to booking them for one of the make up dates for First Communion.
Please read this parent guide to assist your child in preparing for their first confession.
This includes the Act of Contrition which we ask all children to know for their confession.