First Communion and Reconciliation

What is First Holy Communion?

The Eucharist is one of three sacraments of Christian initiation. During our first Holy Communion, we receive the body of Jesus Christ for the first time. This sacrament is intended to:

  • Root us more deeply as sons and daughters of God

  • Unite our body and soul with God

  • Show our union with the Church and its teachings

  • Become one with Christ in order to share eternal life with Him

  • Strengthen us to bear witness to the Christian faith

What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation, or Confession, is a sacrament of healing. When we are sorry for our sins, we are absolved of them. This sacrament is intended to:

  • Restore our souls to a purified state

  • Restore and reconcile our relationship with God

  • Restore and repair the damage done through sin to our relationships with others

  • Grant us the grace to become more saintly

It is important to have our first confession before taking entering into holy communion with the church because we must be in purified state of grace in order to be unified with Christ.

Registration Process:


Online Registration begins Sunday November 7th - Sunday December 5th

There are three steps to REGISTER:

1.) Read the Information Package Here Ensure you have carefully considered the dates for the classes on page 5 of the Information Package and are able to attend with your child.

2.) Fill-in the online registration form which can be found in the Information Package.

3.) OPTION 1: Email a copy of the Communicant’s Baptismal Certificate (plus an English translation if in another language, include your name and phone number) to the Parish nativity@myparish.org and bring $52.00 (cash or cheque) to the Parish Office or use this link for online payment http://payment-fhc-rec.nativityym.com to help cover the costs of the program. We would greatly prefer you use option 1.

OPTION 2: Print the form at the end of this package and bring to the Parish office with the Communicant’s Baptismal Certificate (plus an English translation if in another language) and bring $52.00 (cash or cheque) to the Parish Office or use this link for online payment http://payment-fhc-rec.nativityym.com to help cover the costs of the program.