Reconciliation
First Communion
Confirmation


Fall 2020 & Winter 2021


The packages for First Communion preparation are now available for pickup.

Preparation Sessions:
The preparation sessions for children and their parents are held online on Sundays from 10:30-11:30am.
Jan 24Feb 7Feb 28
The link to the meeting will be sent out around Thursday before each meeting.

Online Parent Information Session:
held on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm



Wrapping up 2019-2020


We are currently celebrating the sacraments for those who prepared in 2019-2020.

Rehearsals:
A video rehearsal is available:

Celebrations:
We are scheduling our last few celebrations. Contact Andy for details.

About our programs


We typically prepare children to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and the Eucharist (First Communion) around age 7 or 8 (Grade 2 or later).
Reconciliation preparation starts in the fall, followed by preparation for First Communion in the winter.
Starting this year, we now prepare youth to receive the sacrament of Confirmation around age 11 (Grade 6).
Read Bishop Mark's July 2020 letter: Age of the Sacrament of Confirmation (PDF)In previous years children had received Confirmation at the same time as their First Communion.Registration for Confirmation will begin sometime in the winter.


Register for Reconciliation &
First Communion


Step 1

Please familiarize yourself with the information about the sessions, dates, and other requirements.

This is the same information as the sheet sent home through our schools.

Step 2

Fill out our online registration form (for 2020-2021).

You should receive a confirmation email about 15 minutes after submitting your registration.


Register for Confirmation


Registration will begin later. Our preparation program will begin sometime in the winter.


Payment


We're asking families to help cover the costs of handouts and supplies. If you'd like to pay now, you may do so:
by Interac e-Transfer to payment@holyfamilycathedral.ca. Please include a note that it is for sacramental preparation and your child's name.online through Paypal:

Preparation for
Reconciliation
or
First Communion
($20)

Preparation for
BOTH Reconciliation
AND First Communion
($40)

Preparation for
Confirmation
($20)

We also can accept payment in person (cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or debit) at the parish office.


Other Situations


If your child is 15 years of age or older, or is not yet baptized:
Register your child (above)Contact Andy to discuss your particular situation: andy@holyfamilycathedral.ca or 306-659-5803.
We’ll gladly sort things out.