Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." (Matthew 19: 14)
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is for children in grade 2 and up
Combined Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion In September 2018, the Diocese of Calgary updated its practice on Sacrament preparation that all children receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion MUST FIRST receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Therefore, preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is combined in the same school year.
Who should register? Children in grade 2 and up who had been baptized or made the Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church can register for the Sacrament Preparation Program.
Children who have not been prepared for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, but had received First Holy Communion, can register for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation only. Please indicate on the registration form that your child will only need to take the First Reconciliation portion of the combined preparation and submit your child's First Holy Communion certificate.
Fee Each Sacrament Preparation Program costs $25; the fee for the combined program is $50.
All sessions are mandatory.
All preparation will be held at Ascension Catholic Parish (1100 Berkshire Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3K 3M3).