Sacramental Preparation of Children

Catholic schools provide Religious and Family Life Education for your child and the parishes provide the immediate Sacrament Preparation Program for your child at the parish. You must register your child for sacraments at the parish.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (Grade 2 and older)

His Excellency, Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary, has brought the parishes of the Diocese together to offer a Sacrament Preparation Program for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist that is consistent in form and content. There are sessions for children along with concurrent sessions for parents.

As begun in September 2018, children will prepare for and receive First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and First Reconciliation in the same school year. This is a COMBINED program, if your child has not received First Eucharist then you must register your child for both sacraments.

First Reconciliation (Grade 4 and older)

This is for children in Grade 4 and older (as of September) who are baptized Roman Catholic and have ALREADY RECEIVED First Eucharist. There will be sessions for children along with concurrent sessions for parents at the same time.

Confirmation (Grade 6 and older)

This is for children in Grade 6 and older (as of September) who are baptized Roman Catholic, have received First Eucharist (First Holy Communion), have received First Reconciliation, regularly attend Sunday Mass and want to live as a committed Christian. Parents attend sessions with their child.

For further information, please contact sacramentalprep@stpatrickcalgary.com

Printable registration forms: Coming soon!

Please check back in mid-June to download printable forms.