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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

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 2022/2023 session the Diocese of Calgary has returned to parish-based sacrament 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 17th at 3:30 pm.
  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Reconciliation (Fall 2022)
  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for First Eucharist (Spring 2023)
  • 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) totaling $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 17, 2021: Parent information Session

October 2022 – December 2022: First Reconciliation Program (more details here)

January 21, 2023: First Eucharist Session I

February 11, 2023: First Eucharist Session II

March 4, 2023: First Eucharist Session III

March 18, 2023: First Eucharist Session IV

April 22, 2023: First Eucharist Retreat & Rehearsal: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 29 & April 30, 2023: First Eucharist Celebration at Sunday Masses

For more information, contact our Sacramental Preparation Coordinator

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