Sacrament of First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

First Reconciliation

Sacrament of Penance, Confession, or Forgiveness

Reconciliation; an encounter with God revealed by Jesus.  A journey toward Reconciliation that involves living a life as a follower of Jesus.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.   Registration for this Sacrament Preparation closes on September 26, 2019.

Letter to Parents from Fr. Julian.

His Excellency Bishop McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary has brought the parishes of the Diocese together to offer a Sacramental Preparation Program that is consistent in form and content. This initiative is designed to assist the home, school and parish in nurturing the faith of your child as you prepare them for receiving the sacraments.

All of the Catholic parishes in the Calgary Diocese work closely with the school communities.  The Catholic schools provide Religious and Family Life Education for your child and the parishes provide the Sacramental Preparation Program for your child.  The Sacramental Preparation Program will be offered at the parishes.

There will be about one session per month and the sessions will run ninety minutes in length.   Catechists from the parish community will facilitate the Sacramental Preparation Program with your child, and the parish pastoral team will meet with the parents. The Sacramental Preparation Program is required for your child to understand the significance of the sacraments and to receive these sacraments this year.

SACRAMENT PREPARATION PROGRAM BEGINS WITH A MANDATORY PARENT SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 16 OR 26 AT 7:00 PM

WHO SHOULD REGISTER:

Children in grade 2 now receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) in the same school year. As this is a combined program, if your child has not received First Eucharist they must register for both sacraments.

Children in Gr 3+ who already received First Eucharist need only to register for the first half of the program to prepare for First Reconciliation.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, please fill out the online registration form and submit.  Email a copy of the child’s baptism certificate, or Profession of Faith certificate to stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca The registration fee is due at the Parent Information Session by cheque or cash (exact change please) and helps offset the cost of materials and program books for your child.

Gr 2 Combined First Reconciliation and First Eucharist $50

Gr 3+ Children who have received First Eucharist and are registering for First Reconciliation only $25.

Parent Information Night (Parents only)

Attend according to your child’s last name: 
Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm  (A-L) OR

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 pm (M-Z).
Details about the new preparation program will be outlined at the Parent Information night.  Books will also be distributed.
*You need only to attend one of the two Information Nights at St. Paul’s Parish.

Registration for this Sacrament Preparation closes on September 26, 2019.

Online Registration Form (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist)

Parent Information Letter from Sacrament Team

Sacrament Session Dates (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist)

Questions can be directed to:
Sacrament Coordinators: Heidi Pack or Suzanne Regnier
E-mail: stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca 
Phone: 403.948.5394 option 6   Fax: 403.948.0160

Sacrament of First Eucharist (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.”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.   Registration for this Sacrament Preparation closes on September 26, 2019.

Preparation for Holy Communion is now a combined program. Children will receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the same school year beginning in September.

ALL CHILDREN RECEIVING THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST MUST FIRST RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION.

SACRAMENT PREPARATION PROGRAM BEGINS WITH A MANDATORY PARENT SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 16 OR 26 AT 7:00 PM

If your child has already completed First Reconciliation, and only needs Sacrament of First Eucharist please contact the parish office.

WHO SHOULD REGISTER:

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 beginning with the First Reconciliation program, then First Eucharist in the same school year.  The preparation for First Reconciliation is the first half of program and after the celebration of the Sacrament, we move onto First Eucharist in the new year.  If your child has already received First Eucharist and needs First Reconciliation only, they will participate in the first part of the program only.

To register, please fill out the online registration form and submit.  Email a copy of the child’s baptism certificate, or Profession of Faith certificate to stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca The registration fee is due at the Parent Information Session by cheque or cash (exact change please) and helps offset the cost of materials and program books for your child.

Combined First Reconciliation and First Eucharist $50

Parent Information Night (Parents only)

Attend according to your child’s last name: 
Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm  (A-L) OR

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 pm (M-Z).
Details about the new preparation program will be outlined at the Parent Information night.  Books will also be distributed.
*You need only to attend one of the two Information Nights at St. Paul’s Parish.

Registration for this Sacrament Preparation closes on September 26, 2019.

Online Registration Form (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist)

Parent Information Letter from Sacrament Team

Sacrament Session Dates (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist)

Questions can be directed to:
Sacrament Coordinators: Heidi Pack or Suzanne Regnier
E-mail: stpaulssacraments@shaw.ca 
Phone: 403.948.5394 option 6   Fax: 403.948.0160