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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."
~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

First Eucharist/ Communion

In the Diocese of Calgary, children receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist when they are in Grade 2 or older. They must have already received the Sacrament of Baptism and Reconciliation prior to receiving First Eucharist. Our parish-based sacrament programs involve the family, catechists, Catholic schools and the whole parish community, leading to a richer understanding of the sacraments and reception of grace.

The Sacrament preparation journey at St. Pius X parish consists of the following:


  • Plan to attend a Parent Information Session (mandatory) in the church on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30 am. We will present the Sacrament program and how families can continue to support their child’s faith development.
  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Eucharist Celebration.
  • 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 to help to offset the cost of the materials. Your child will receive a booklet, Celebrate and Remember Eucharist.

Eucharist schedule is as follows. Children & Parents to attend. All sessions are held on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am and are subject to change:

September 9, 2023

Parent information Session

January 20/21, 2024


Welcome Mass (5pm/9am/11am)

Children registered in the First Eucharist program will be welcomed at all weekend masses on January 20/21, 2024. Please inform the leader which mass you will attend.

January 20, 2024

First Eucharist Session I

February 10, 2024

First Eucharist Session II

March 2, 2024

First Eucharist Session III

March 23, 2024

First Eucharist Session IV

April 20, 2024

First Eucharist Retreat & Rehearsal

*** 9:30am – 12:00pm (note the extended time)

April 27/28 (all Masses)

First Eucharist Celebration


For more information, contact our Sacrament Preparation Coordinator