First Reconciliation & First Communion are available to young people in our parish in grade 2 (or older). Information will be sent to parents of students in Evergreen Catholic schools in November. If your child does not attend one of our local catholic schools, please watch for updates in the bulletin and on our parish website. Please read below for more information on preparation for these beautiful Sacraments.
“Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death and brings us to the new life of the children of God, but it does not free us from human weakness and the inclination to sin. That is why we need a place where we can be reconciled with God again and again. That place is confession… someone who has gone to confession turns a clean, new page in the book of his life.” -YouCat 226
“Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus gives His Body and Blood – Himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. …the Eucharist is the mysterious center of all these sacraments, because the historic sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross is made present during the words of consecration in a hidden, unbloody manner.” -YouCat 208
Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion require working through 2 workbooks, the 1st Reconciliation book starting in November, and the 1st Communion book starting in February. Children will meet with one of the Priests for their interview and 1st Reconciliation at the beginning of February, 1st Communions will take place after Easter.
Please note that due to the new restrictions placed by the government starting Nov. 13, we have postponed our parent’s meeting. These are the new tentative dates:
Wednesday, December 2nd: Information/Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Please register here.
Thursday, December 3rd: Information/Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Please register here.
This is a parents only meeting. Because of Covid restrictions and limited spacing in our hall, we ask that only one parent attend. It will be at Holy Trinity Church in the Hall at 7:00 pm on both days. Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate and $30 cash or cheque for the books. Please fill out this form: 1st rec_1st com Reg fillable 2020 , then print it off and bring it with you to the meeting. If you do not have access to a printer, please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please complete the 1st Reconciliation book by January 24, 2021. Check back here at the beginning of January for 1st Reconciliation dates.
Please contact the office at 780-960-0135 or by email at email@example.com for more information or questions.