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First Reconciliation

"To celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation means to be wrapped in a warm embrace."
~ Pope Francis

First Reconciliation

In the Diocese of Calgary, children receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 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 Reconciliation 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 Reconciliation.

Reconciliation 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

September 9/10, 2023


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

Children registered in the Reconciliation program will be welcomed at all weekend masses on September 9th. Please inform the leader which mass you will attend.

September 30, 2023

First Reconciliation Session I

October 14, 2023

First Reconciliation Session II

October 28, 2023

First Reconciliation Session III

November 18, 2023

First Reconciliation Session IV

December 9, 2023

First Reconciliation Retreat & Rehearsal

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

December Date to be determined

First Reconciliation Celebration


For more information, contact our Sacrament Preparation Coordinator 

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