First Reconciliation and First Communion

Preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist

Inviting all children and their parents into a life-long relationship of discipleship with Jesus Christ.

INFORMATION MEETING:
Holy Family Parish is hosting a Parent Information meeting for Sacrament Preparation for First Reconciliation & First Communion. Please join us at one of these upcoming Information meetings. (no need to advise) online this Thursday, September 16th at 6:30pm OR online Sunday, September 19th at 12:30pm. Please contact Lisa Wright, [email protected] for Zoom link.
We will give an overview of the sacrament preparation program and answer any questions you may have. Please use the link below for the meeting you would like to attend.

It is easy to let life take us away from the things that are most important. This year let your child’s sacramental preparation bring you back to what matters most: your family and your faith.
We will walk with you and give you the right tools needed to prepare your children to receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion.

Holy Family Parish is excited to invite all children preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, and their parents, into a life-long relationship of discipleship with Jesus Christ! We believe that the family is the first and primary home of love and faith: if not from their parents, then from where will our children learn to love Jesus? Our goal is to support you, our families, in your journey to become the best possible version of yourselves. Pope Paul VI outlines an ambitious yet attainable goal for the family: 

“The family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates. In a family which is conscious of this mission, all the members evangelize and are evangelized. The parents not only communicate the Gospel to their children, but from their children they can themselves receive the same Gospel as deeply lived by them. And such a family becomes the evangelizer of many other families, and of the neighborhood of which it forms part.”

– Pope Paul VI

In cooperation with this vision, sacramental preparation for the 2021-2022 season includes:

  1. We will be using a resource for sacramental preparation entitled Blessed! by Dynamic Catholic.
  2. Sessions will be offered online for parents in small group formats (6 weeks) each semester (3 weeks per sacrament). Families will have the opportunity to register for EITHER the Fall/Winter OR the Winter/Spring sessions.
  3. Parents will attend faith formation sessions online to help guide their children’s learning and grow the faith of the family at home. The attendance of at least one parent will be required.
  4. Parents will be responsible for helping to prepare with the help of video sessions and materials provided. Don’t worry; it will be fun!

Fall 2021 Semester (parent online sessions)

  • Session 1- Week of October 4th
  • Session 2- Week of October 11th
  • Session 3- Week of October 18th
  • Session 4- Week of November 1st
  • Session 5- Week of November 8th
  • Session 6- Week of November 15th
  • Celebrations of First Reconciliation
    ~ October 24th, October 30th, November 6th
  • Celebrations of First Communion
    ~ Nov. 23rd, Nov. 25th, Nov. 30th, Dec. 1st

Winter 2022 Semester (parent online sesions)

  • Session 1- Week of February 7th
  • Session 2- Week of February 14th
  • Session 3- Week of February 21st
  • Session 4- Week of March 21st
  • Session 5-.Week of March 28th
  • Session 6- Week of April 4th
  • Celebrations of First Reconciliation
    ~ Feb. 26th, March 12th, March 26th
  • Celebrations of First Communion
    ~ April 26th, April 28th, May 3rd, May 4th, May 5th

It is easy to let life take us away from the things that are most important. This year let your child’s sacramental preparation bring you back to what matters most: your family and your faith.

Our 2021/2022 Sacrament preparations will begin in October 4th, 2021.
Register by September 24th

Contact Person
Lisa Wright
Sacramental Preparation Coordinator
[email protected]
519-472-0057 ext. 266

We encourage parents to participate in Alpha at Holy Family Parish.