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.
Step 1: Click Here to read the Information Package
***For children attending Public School, click here to read the Public School Religious Education program package
Step 2: Click Here to complete the online Registration Form (Please fill out this form prior to the Parent Registration/ Information Night)
Step 3: Attend the Parent Information meeting (bring Baptismal Certificate & $50 to help cover the costs of the program)