First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Is one of the least understood of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Reconciling ourselves to God is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often.  Catholics believe that all of the sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ himself. In the case of Reconciliation, that institution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection. Breathing on them, he said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained” (John 20:22-23).

Understand the Sacrament of Reconciliation: the sacrament explained.    

Holy Communion: Our Life in Christ
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty), and the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible), it is called a sacrament of initiation because, like Baptism and Confirmation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ.

In Holy Communion, we are eating the True Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, without which “you shall not have life in you” (John 6:53).

Understand the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist: the sacrament explained.

(For Baptised Youth age 7+)

How to register for the 2019/2020 school year

Visit the parish during one of the registration times listed below.

Registration Dates for  Winter Session

  • Thurs. January 23: 10am – 7pm
  • Sat. January 25:  9am – 12noon

 What you need to register: 

  • Copy of child’s Baptism Certificate
  • $50 for materials (we teach the Sacraments together so your child will be learning about Reconciliation and Eucharist in these classes)

Note: A parent or guardian must attend each session with their child(ren)

2019/20 Class Session Schedules


Winter Session Classes – Tuesday Evenings: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • February 11th
  • February 18th
  • February 25th
  • March 3rd
  • First Reconciliation Celebration: March 10th
  • March 17th
  • March 31 (note: no class on March 24 due to spring break)
  • April 7th

First Communion will be celebrated at the Saturday evening & Sunday masses in April & May.

For more information, please contact Linda (Lyn) Boire at St. Charles: 780-456-5399