First Communion. To register to Receive your first communion you must be in Grade 2 or older. Registrations would be sent out to schools in the fall, and the program would begin during the school year.
COVID-19 First Communion -Registrations were sent to schools in the beginning of the year, attached to first reconciliations. The program has begun and deadline to register is February 10th. After registering through the parish, collecting the work book and paying the $25 supplies fee, there is also a dioecian registration that the sacraments director will email to you. Because of Covid we are not able to meet for classes, the diocese is offering Parent coaching lessons to aid parents in helping their kids go through their work books. The classes will run until the end of April. Celebrations will begin the end of April and run through the month of May.
A copy of participants baptismal certificate, if the parish does not already have a copy.
If the baptism was celebrated outside of the country, please provide the address of the Parish where it occurred.
Further Information Catechism of the Catholic Church If you have any questions or concerns please contact the sacraments director at firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit or call the office Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, 403-381-8991
The word Eucharist is from the Greek word εὐχαριστία (eucharistia), which means thanksgiving.
The Eucharist bonds us to God and to our community of believers. The teaching of Jesus' presence in the Church is founded through scripture. As Christ said at the Last Supper "take and eat this is my bread, take and drink this is my blood." We as Catholics take this proclamation, and embrace the Eucharist as Christs body and blood. We embrace Gods presence in the Eucharist not as a symbol but as a true and divine presence. In John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away. The conversation goes back and forth, as followers, Pharisees and disciples question what Jesus means. 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Here is the basis of our faith. Here we find the living heart of Christ, the word made flesh.
We should have this in mind every time we celebrate Mass, and Receive Jesus in the Eucharist.