First Reconciliation

Program 2018/2019

First Reconciliation is for children who are Catholic, who have reached the age of seven or older.  The Sacrament of First Reconciliation must be celebrated before First Eucharist. 

His Excellency, Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary, is bringing the parishes of the Diocese together to offer a Sacrament Preparation Program that is consistent in form and content.  This initiative is designed to assist the home, school and parish in nurturing the faith of your child as you prepare them for receiving the sacraments.

The Catholic parishes in the Diocese work closely with the school communities.  The Catholic schools provide Religious and Family Life Education for your child and the parishes provide the immediate Sacrament Preparation Program for your child.  The Program will be offered at the parishes.

There will be two Parent Information Sessions to further explain the Sacramental Preparation Program and how you can continue to support your child's faith development.  The Parent Information Sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 and Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  Please attend only one of these sessions.

There will be 4 sessions for children along with 4 sessions for parents at the same time.  The sessions will run 90 minutes.

There is a fee of $25 for each Sacrament Preparation Program totaling $50 to help offset the cost of the materials.  Your child will receive two books, Celebrate and Remember Reconciliation and Celebrate and Remember Eucharist.

The Sacrament schedule is available below.  You can register online at under the First Reconciliation and First Communion tab.  The Sacrament fee can be paid at the Parent Information Session in September.  A copy of your child's Baptism Certificate is also required at this Information Session.


                    First Reconciliation Schedule 2018/2019

Event Date Time
Session #1 Saturday, October 20 11:00 am
Session #2 Saturday, November 17 11:00 am
Session #3 Saturday, December 8 11:00 am
Session #4 Saturday, January 12 11:00 am
Retreat Sunday, January 27      1-3 pm
First Reconciliation Service Wednesday, January 30 7:30 pm