First Eucharist"Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration."
In the Diocese of Calgary, children receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist when they are in Grade 2. They must have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving First Eucharist.
For 2021/2022 session the diocese of Calgary will return to parish-based sacraments preparations.
The Sacrament preparation process at the parish consists of the following:
- Parent Information Session to further to further explain the Sacrament Preparation Program and how you can continue to support your child’s faith development. It will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 9:30 am.
- Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Reconciliation
- Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Eucharist.
- There will be sessions for children, along with concurrent sessions for parents at the same time. The sessions run for 90 minutes.
There is a fee of $25 for each Sacrament Preparation Program (Reconciliation and First Eucharist) totalling $50 to help to offset the cost of the materials. Your child will receive two books, Celebrate and Remember Reconciliation and Celebrate and Remember Eucharist.
Our program schedule is as follows. All the classes are from 9:30 am to 11:00 am:
September 18, 2021: Parent information Session
October 2021 – January 2022: First Reconciliation Program (more details here)
February 12, 2022: First Eucharist Session I
March 12, 2022: First Eucharist Session II
April 9, 2022: First Eucharist Session III
April 30, 2022: First Eucharist Retreat
May 1, 2022: First Eucharist Celebration at Sunday Masses
Our First Reconciliation and First Eucharist programs are full and we are not taking any more registrations for 2021/2022 sessions.