communionFirst Communion – updated 3 October 2019

Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion:
Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 7:00pm at OLPH Parish (Child does not need to attend this meeting.)

*Missed the Registration Meeting? Please contact Natalie Lavigne at the parish 780-467-5470 ext 223 or to register your child for First Communion.

The registration fee, which covers the cost of the preparation booklets, “We Prepare for Reconciliation”, and “We Share in the Eucharist” plus other materials, is $40.00.  The books will be available at this parent-orientation meeting. Please bring in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. For more information please contact Natalie at 780-467-5470 or  Children are usually prepared for the sacrament of Eucharist (Communion) when they are in grade 2. The Grade 2 program is a catechesis on the Eucharist (Mass). At the parish level the immediate preparation for the reception of Communion is provided. It includes formation for parents and children. Children are prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to reception of Communion. First Eucharist (First Communion) is usually celebrated when a child is 7 years of age or older

First Eucharist (Communion):

In addition to the parent meeting there is Communion retreat for the parent and child. Each retreat option includes Mass. Please choose one:

Parent-Child Retreat (at OLPH Church)

Saturday February 22, 2020
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Sunday, March 15, 2020
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Saturday, March 21, 2020
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Saturday, April 18, 2020
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm


We celebrate First Communions as a parish family at regular Sunday masses. The children, their families and schools will be invited to play a special role in the mass ministries.

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 8:30am

St. Luke School

*Rehearsal Saturday, May 2 at 9:30am

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 12:30pm

Ecole Pere Kearns and Madonna Schools

*Rehearsal Saturday, May 2 at 9:30am

Saturday May 9, 2020 at 5:00pm

Jean Vanier and Holy Redeemer Schools

*Rehearsal Saturday, May 9 at 9:30am

Saturday May 23, 2020 at 5:00pm

Holy Spirit School

*Rehearsal Saturday, May 23 at 9:30am

Sunday May 24, 2020 at 12:30pm

Students who attend Home School or other schools

*Rehearsal Saturday, May 23 at 9:30am

Even if you have had children who have celebrated reconciliation and communion in previous years, it is still very important for you to attend these meetings.

If you or someone you know would be willing to help with Sacramental Preparation for children, please contact Natalie Lavigne at the parish as soon as possible at 780-467-5470 ext 223 or

Please click on the link below to download the registration form to fill out and bring with you to the registration night.

Reconciliation and Comm. Registration Printable Form 2019-2020