Cathedral of the Holy Family

Sacramental Preparation for Children & Youth

First Communion

In the Diocese of Saskatoon, we prepare to receive First Communion at age 7 and Confirmation at age 11 (or anytime older).Information & registration are now available for the 2023-2024 preparation year.Please register today. We begin with information meetings at the end of September.

What's going on?

Information Package

This package was handed out at the Parent/Family Information Meetings. It includes the full schedule and much more information about our program this year.


When are the sessions?


Many of the preparation sessions (but not all):
- Ages 7-10 are often on Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm
- Ages 11 & up are often on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
(usually about 2 weeks apart)




For those who are not yet baptized, our program will prepare them to receive Baptism, along with Confirmation and First Communion, at Easter.For those who were baptized in a non-Catholic church, they will become Catholic by receiving Confirmation & First Communion.


Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly restores our relationship with God & with the Church. It prepares our hearts to receive the other sacraments more fully.We prepare for and receive this sacrament as part of our preparation for First Communion or Confirmation.

The Eucharist

First Communion

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our lives as Catholics.We prepare all those aged 7 and older to receive Holy Communion for the first time, and throughout their lives.

The Holy Spirit


The bishop confirms our baptism and we are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation.We prepare those aged 11 and older for the Sacrament of Confirmation. (Prior to 2021, we typically celebrated Confirmation at the same time as First Communion.)

Sign Up Today


We have a common registration form, regardless of age or which sacraments will be received this year.



We are asking families for $40 to help cover the costs of our program and materials.Interac e-Transfers can be sent to Please include a note that it is for sacramental preparation and your child's name.

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

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