Sacrament of First Holy Communion

(Sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrifice, Lord’s Supper)

“Take this all of you and eat it. This is my body, which will be given up for you.  Take this, all of you, and drink it.  This is the cup of my blood.”

Preparation for Holy Communion is now a combined program. Children will receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in the same school year beginning in September. As this is a COMBINED program, if your child has not received First Communion they must register for both sacraments.



This program is open to all children in grade 2 or higher who have received the sacrament of Baptism or Profession of Faith in the Roman Catholic Church.

Children preparing for First Communion now receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the same school year. As this is a combined program, if your child has not received First Holy Communion they must register for both sacraments. On the registration form please check the box: Gr 2 Combined Program. Even if your child is older than Gr 2 and is registering for First Communion, please check the Gr 2 Combined Program box, they must also register for both sacraments.

To register, please download and complete the registration form and return it to St. Paul’s parish office (hours are; 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday) with a copy of the child’s baptism certificate and the registration fee. Payment can be made either by cheque or cash (exact change please). If you are dropping money off during non-office hours, please put it an envelope stating your child’s name and what sacrament you are registering for and place it in the Word Among Us slot in the parish office door.  You may also stop by the parish office to register.

Registration Fee is to help offset the cost of materials, and program books for your child:

Gr 2 Combined First Reconciliation and First Eucharist $50

Parent Information Night (Parents only)

Details about the new preparation program will be outlined at the Parent Information night. Books will also be distributed. Attend according to your child’s last name.

If your child’s last name begins with the letter A-L Monday Sept 25, 7:00pm If your child’s last name last name begins with letter M-Z Thurs. Sept 28, 7:00pm

This year we are anticipating a large number of registrants, if you must attend an Information Session other than the one you are scheduled for, please contact Karen Woolsey. If you have any questions or concerns as well, please contact Karen at (403)948–5394 ext 6 or

*You need only to attend one of the two information nights.

Registration for Sacrament Prep closes on Sept 25, 2017

For all the information regarding this Sacrament please see the links below.

Combined Sacrament Session Dates (First Reconciliation and First Communion)

Registration Form (First Reconciliation and First Communion on ONE form)

Parent Information

Questions can be directed to:

Sacrament Coordinator: Karen Woolsey


Phone: 403.948.5394 option 6   Fax: 403.948.0160