1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist


Do you want your child to receive

1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist?

Have they received the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church?

Is your child in Grade 2 , or older?


If you have answered YES to all these questions...


Here’s how!  Everyone has a role!


Preparing children for a Catholic Sacrament is a group effort that involves

You as Parents,

St. Mary's Catholic Parish,

Your child's School. 


As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child.  

As you know, the Sacraments are celebrated and lived in the Parish.

Because of this, the preparation for the Celebration of the Sacraments takes place in the parish.

Sacramental Preparation Registration takes place at the parish, not at the schools.  

The schools support what takes place in the home and parish and are a place for children to learn about Jesus Christ and develop a relationship with him.

As a parish community we are eager to journey with your family during this very special time.


Please contact the parish at 403-347-3114 extension 4  or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca for more information



Registration is now open


Parental Expectations:

Parents must attend a Registration/Parent Information Session.

If you missed this session, please contact the parish.

(403) 347-3114 extension 4 or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca

At least 1 parent attends all group sessions with their child.  

It is important for families to share and deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.


You are the primary educator of your child in the Sacraments.

 The parish and the schools are here to assist you in this process.  

The classes are meant to supplement what you are already doing, and will be doing, in the home.  

It is up to you as parents to work through the work book alongside your child.  

Let this be a special time for you.  Share from your own experiences and stories.  

Answer their questions and listen to their joys and struggles.  


If for any reason your are struggling with the experience of working through the materials

or helping to prepare your child for the Sacraments,

please contact the parish by phone or email, and speak to us. 


We are here to help.  


  1st Reconciliation Small Group Session

1 Session in the Church Classroom or Hall

Approximately 1 hour session

** parent attends with child**

Mon Oct 7 @ 5:30pm - church classroom (FIDES group) – Charmaine and Julio leaders **

Wed Oct 16 @ 6:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) Tera and Tiffany leaders 

Tues Oct 22 @ 5:30pm - church classroom (St Elizabeth group) – Jennifer and Natalie leaders

Wed Oct 23 @ 5:30pm - church mezzanine upstairs (Camille group) – Erika and Rachel leaders

Thurs Oct 24 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) Ian leader

Mon Oct 28 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Fr Voisin group) Tera and Tiffany leaders

Tues Oct 29 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Holy Family group) Alma leader

Tues Nov 5 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (Maryview group) Melanie leader

Tues Nov 12 @ 5:30pm – church classroom (St Pat’s/St Teresa/St Martin’s and anyone who missed)                                                                                         Charmaine leader


* please come through the South side church doors (small parking lot)

* Main doors will be locked   


If you need to choose a different group,

please contact Charmaine at charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca or 403-347-3114 



** FIDES: homeschool, public school, older students, anyone grade 3 and up  


Sat Nov 23, 2019

9am: Camille, Maryview

10am: Fr Voisin, Holy Family

11am: FIDES, St Elizabeth, St Pat’s, St Teresa, St Martin’s, others


*Please bring purple booklet for Fr to sign

*Please come on the hour that your group is assigned




If your child has NOT received Baptism or has been Baptized in another faith, and would like to continue their Sacraments in the Catholic Faith, please contact us for options.

(403-347-3114 - extension 4)

or charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca  Thanks.

  1st Eucharist Small Group Sessions

All Sessions in the Church Classroom

or Church Hall

Approximately 1 hour per session

(choose 1 Cup of Life Session

and 1 Breaking Bread Session)

** parent attends with child**

Cup of Life Small Group Session: dates to be confirmed after Registration

Breaking Bread Session: dates to be confirmed after Registration


1st Eucharist Celebrations for 2020

Rehearsal: * practice receiving and walk through with your child ahead of time

Rehearsal: Fri May 1 @ 6pm 

Mass:          Sun May 3 @ 2pm


Rehearsal: Fri May 8 @ 6pm 

Mass           Sun May 10 @ 2pm

* Determining which school group will attend which Mass will be scheduled at a later date 

2019- 2020 CALENDAR
2019 - 2020 1st Reconciliation 1st Eucha
Microsoft Word Document 71.5 KB
Please print, complete and pass it into the Parish Office or at Registration Evening. This is required by all families to complete and have on file. REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS.
Census Form.pdf
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Personal Information and Protection of Privacy (PIPA)
Please print, complete and pass it into the Parish Office or at Registration Evening. This is required by all families to complete and have on file. Please include all your children on 1 form. REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS.
PIPA Registration Consent Form 907B.pdf
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Receiving Holy Communion.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.6 KB

Registration and Parent Session:

Registration is now OPEN 

 Please complete Registration Form Below.

Please attend 1 Parent Session and

please bring a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate to the Parent Session


If you have any other questions or concerns please email or call.

charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca or 403-347-3114 extension 4


For students in Grade 2 (age 7) or older who have already received Baptism

and are continuing their journey through the Sacraments.

Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate to the Information/Orientation Session