First Eucharist

First Eucharist is offered to children in Grades 2 and up (7+ years old), once they have completed their First Reconciliation.  

Our parish process includes a home program, parent enrichment sessions and children’s sessions.

Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Calgary, is bringing the parishes of the Diocese together to offer a Sacrament Preparation Program that is consistent in form and content. This initiative is designed to assist the home, school and parish in nurturing the faith of your child as you prepare them for receiving the sacraments.

The Catholic parishes in the Diocese work closely with the school communities.  The Catholic schools provide Religious and Family Life Education for your child and the parishes provide the immediate Sacrament Preparation Program for your child. This Program is offered at St. Pius X Parish.

There will be a mandatory Parent Information Session to further explain the First Eucharist Sacrament Preparation Program and how you can continue to support your child’s faith development on Saturday January 11 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.  Children are also required to attend.

There are five (5) sessions to prepare for First Eucharist.  The sessions run for 90 minutes.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday January 11: 1st Class & Parent Orientation: CHILDREN and PARENTS: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Saturday February 1:  2nd Class – CHILDREN and PARENTS: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Saturday February 29: 3rd Class – CHILDREN and PARENTS: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Saturday March 28: 4th Class – CHILDREN and PARENTS: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Saturday April 25: 5th Class- Rehearsal & Retreat – CHILDREN and PARENTS: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

First Eucharist Celebrations: April 26 at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am masses with a reception to follow

Please Note:

  • CLASSES start promptly at 9:30 am. Please check in by 9:15 am.
  • CLASSES for the children are held in the church Basement Lounge and parents will meet in the Church.
  • Please advise Tina of your child’s food allergies.

FEE:

There is a fee of $27 for First Eucharist. Your child will receive one book for Reconciliation and one book for First Eucharist.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is only complete once all 3 steps are complete.

STEP 1:

To Register for First Reconciliation Only – Click Here

To Register for First Eucharist Only – Click Here

To Register for BOTH First Reconciliation & First Eucharist – Click Here

Please submit online payment through the registration page.

STEP 2:

Email a copy or photo of your child’s BAPTISMAL RECORD to pastoralassistant@stpiusx.ca.  Indicate the Child’s Name and Sacrament (s) in the Subject Line.

STEP 3:

If payment was not made by Credit Card in Step 1, please mail one cheque with your child’s name and the Sacrament (s) that you registered for to:

Bookkeeper
St. Pius X Parish
2424 24 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2M 2A2

The parish community is looking forward to supporting your child in prayer as they prepare to receive the sacraments and celebrating this time of God’s grace with your child and your family.

We hope to welcome you to our Sacramental Preparation Program!