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: 2020-2021 Details can be found here in late November 2020

Step 1: Click Here to read the Information Package

Step 2: Click Here to complete the online Registration Form

Step 3: Email a picture/scan of child's Baptismal Certificate (with English translation if required) to nativity@myparish.org.

Step 4: Submit payment to cover program costs (online OR cash/cheque dropped off at the Parish Office- in labeled envelope)