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 2023

Deadline to Register Fri. September 8, 2023

Opening Mass & Intro to Reconciliation

Choice of Monday September 11 or Thursday September 14 at 6:15pm

Reconciliation Retreat Day Saturday October 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Reconciliation Family Celebration Saturday October 21 at 11:00am

Intro to First Communion Choice of Monday October 23 or Thursday October 26 at 6:15pm

First Communion Retreat Day Saturday November 25, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Monday November 27 or Tuesday November 28 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 39, 2023 (times assigned by school)

Winter 2024 Session

Deadline to Register Fri. January 12, 2024

Opening Mass & Intro to Reconciliation

Choice of Monday January 15 or Thursday January 18 at 6:15pm

Reconciliation Retreat Day Saturday February 10, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Reconciliation Family Celebration Saturday February 24 at 11:00am

Intro to First Communion Choice of Monday Feb 26 or Thursday Feb 29 at 6:15pm

First Communion Retreat Day Saturday March 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Tuesday April 2 or Thursday April 4 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Celebrations April 6-7, Mass Times TBA

  • Spring 2024 Session

Deadline to Register Fri. April 5, 2024

Opening Mass & Intro to Reconciliation

Choice of Monday April 8 or Thursday April 11 at 6:15pm

Reconciliation Retreat Day Saturday May 4, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Reconciliation Family Celebration Saturday May 11 at 11:00am

Intro to First Communion Choice of Tuesday May 21 or Wed. May 22 at 6:15pm

First Communion Retreat Day Saturday June 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice Choice of Monday June 17 or Thursday June 20 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Celebrations June 22-23, Mass Times TBA

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)