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.
For students in Grade 2 in the fall of 2020
We are now accepting registrations for children in Catholic elementary schools in Grade 2 to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion this school year. The registration form is an online document and is submitted directly to the parish (not the school). Please read the Parent Letter which outlines all information to guide you through the registration process and which provides details regarding the sacramental preparation required.
To complete and submit a registration form for your child please click here for the form.
For families whose children do not attend Catholic Elementary School please visit our Catechetical Studies webpage or contact Arden Ouellette at the parish office.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2, 2020 for those who missed Spring celebrations
For those parents whose child missed the sacrament last spring due to the pandemic and who have online registered their child for one of the Make Up dates, please note that you should have received a letter providing details about the service as well as information to help you prepare your child for the sacrament. If you did not receive the letter contact the parish office as we must ensure we have your correct email address on hand. Click here to view the letter.
A brief video message to accompany the letter is now available on our parish YouTube Channel.
A few days prior to your scheduled service you will receive your assigned pew number. Our volunteer ushers will guide you to the correct pew.