communionFirst Communion

  1. Our parish offers sacramental preparation, to support and encourage parents in their role as the first teachers and models of the faith. This includes classes for Parents and Children to attend together at the church as well as scheduling dedicated study time together at home, prior to reception of the Sacraments. (Workbook and study materials included with your registration.)
  2. At OLPH, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually offered when a child is grade 2 or older. First Communion means that this will be the first time that a child is participating “fully” in the Mass by receiving the Eucharist. Just like we begin every Mass by praying the Penitential (Act of Contrition) to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, First Reconciliation must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.
  3. CLASS DATES & TIMES for the session you have selected will be confirmed by EMAIL once your Registration Form is RECEIVED. (You do not need to complete Reconciliation and communion in the same session, but Reconciliation must be completed before your child can receive Communion.)

Fall 2022

Deadline to Register September 9, 2022

Opening Mass & Meeting #1 for Parents  Choice of Monday Sept 12 or Thursday Sept 15 at 6:15 pm

Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday October 15, 2022 at 10:00am-12noon

First Reconciliation Celebration Saturday October 22, 2022 at 11:30 am

Opening Mass & Meeting #2 for Parents  Choice of Monday Oct 24 or Thursday Oct 27 at 6:15 pm

First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday November 26, 2022 at 10:00am-12noon

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Monday Nov 28 or Thursday Dec 1 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4, 2022 (times assigned by school)

Winter 2023

Deadline to Register January 6, 2023

Opening Mass & Meeting #1 for Parents Choice of Monday Jan 9 or Thursday Jan 12 at 6:15 pm

Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday February 4, 2023 at 10:00am-12noon

First Reconciliation Celebration Saturday February 11, 2023 at 11:30 am

Opening Mass & Meeting #2 for Parents Choice of Monday Feb 13 or Thursday Feb 16 at 6:15 pm

First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday March 11, 2023  at 10:00am-12noon

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Monday March 13 or Thursday March 16 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19, 2023 (times assigned by school)

ð      Spring 2023

Deadline to Register April 6, 2023

Opening Mass & Meeting #1 for Parents Choice of Tuesday April 11 or Thursday April 13 at 6:15 pm

Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday May 6, 2023 at 10:00am-12noon

First Reconciliation Celebration Saturday May 13, 2023 at 11:30 am

Opening Mass & Meeting #2 for Parents Choice of Monday May 15 or Thursday May 18 at 6:15 pm

First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday June 10, 2023 at 10:00am-12noon

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Monday June 12 or Thursday June 15 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, 2023 (times assigned by school)

4. TO REGISTER: Submit this completed form to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish by email (sacraments@olph.ca ) or drop off in person at the parish office (open daily 7:30 am – 7:30 pm) Please include a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE (required) and your $30 registration fee. Workbooks for home study can be picked up at the Parish Office at time of registration or during regular hours.

Registration Form: First Reconciliation & Eucharist

Registration fee may be paid by one of the following methods:

□ Paid $30 Cheque #______    □ Paid $30 Cash     □ Paid $30 Debit/Credit Card at the office

□ Paid $30 Interac  OLPH.etransfer@caedm.ca (include your child’s name and which sacrament in the msg. section)