First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. We receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time during the First Holy Communion. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity that are truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar.

First Holy Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic person’s life. It is the first time that a person receives the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is the eating of consecrated bread and drinking of consecrated wine. Most Catholic children receive their First Holy Communion when they are 7 or 8 years old as this is considered the age of reason.

Contacts

Donna Tomie
Pastoral Associate

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FIRST COMMUNION 2021 PROGRAM

Dear Parents,

The second "Parent Meetings" are set up with details below. This meeting is for Parents to help you prepare to teach your children using the book provided. Your children can be with you but you should be on the screen with me. Please note, you are only required to attend ONE of these meetings.

Please remember to mute your machine unless you want to ask a question. I look forward to seeing you at one of the two sessions posted below.

Sunday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82104462435?pwd=WXBnSUg4WWtrSkZPMzNmWllObFNsQT09
Meeting ID: 821 0446 2435
Passcode: 888683

OR:

Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87167933670?pwd=QjB1bU1yRHlwM2JQbk1MbzQrSDhDUT09
Meeting ID: 871 6793 3670
Passcode: 508770

God Bless,
Donna Tomie
Donna.tomie@gmail.com

Letter of Invitation

 February 8, 2021 

Dear Parents of children preparing to receive First Holy Communion, 

Our books have finally arrived and we are ready to kick off the registration process and get you underway to prepare your children to receive Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. 

Please download the registration form, complete it and send it to our parish secretary, Lisa at stjosephchhighlandcr@yahoo.ca or bring it with you when you come by the parish office to pick up the books you will need for preparation. 

To pick up the books from the office please regard the posted office hours on our website. 

The dates for our First Communion masses will be announced at a later date. 

Thank you for your patience. 

God Bless and Stay Safe, 

Donna Tomie