Confirmation Prep  (about gr. 6 or age 12)

Children must be baptized prior to celebrating other sacraments.  If baptism is needed, please contact the parish office.  It is recommended that children celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Holy Communion) prior to celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation.

The Archdiocese encourages parishes to run sacrament preparation programs remotely during this pandemic time.   Holy Family Parish will make the content available to families by monthly emails in 2020-2021 instead of asking them to come to the church for preparation evenings. 

The Church recognizes parents as the first and best teachers of the faith for their children (Second Vatican Council, Gravissum Educationis, 28 October 1965; Saint John Paul II, Letter to Families, 2 February 1994).   The parish will support you with excellent resources and guidance.

By October 31st, complete the registration form for the sacrament of Confirmation, bring it to the church and get the at-home workbook.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

-Please attach a copy of your child’s BAPTISM certificate unless they were baptized at Holy Family Parish.    

-There is no charge for the workbook.                                                                                                                        

-You can bring your completed registration form to the church and pick up the workbook Mondays to Fridays between 10:00 – noon or 1:00 – 4:00, or Saturdays from 11:00 -- noon, or at the registration table for Mass on weekends.

You will receive an email by November 6th with instructions on what to complete and submit by November 30th, and so on each month until May, 2021.  

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish in 2021 sometime in May or later.   Details will be provided as they become available.  

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at  

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist  (about gr. 2 or age 7)

Children must be baptized prior to celebrating other sacraments.  If baptism is needed, please contact the parish office.

The Archdiocese recommends that children celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation prior to celebrating the Sacrament of First Eucharist.  Both of these sacraments are usually celebrated in the same year. 

The Archdiocese encourages parishes to run sacrament preparation programs remotely during this pandemic time.   Holy Family Parish will make the content available to families by monthly emails in 2020-2021 instead of asking them to come to the church for preparation evenings. 

The Church recognizes parents as the first and best teachers of the faith for their children (Second Vatican Council, Gravissum Educationis, 28 October 1965; Saint John Paul II, Letter to Families, 2 February 1994).   The parish will support you with excellent resources and guidance.

By October 31st, complete the registration form for First Reconciliation (Confession) AND First Eucharist (Holy Communion), bring it to the church and get the at-home workbooks                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Please attach a copy of your child’s BAPTISM certificate unless they were baptized at Holy Family Parish.    

-There is no charge for the workbooks.                                                                                                                        

-You can bring your completed registration form to the church and pick up the workbooks Mondays to Fridays between 10:00 – noon or 1:00 – 4:00, or Saturdays from 11:00 -- noon, or at the registration table for Mass on weekends.

You will receive an email by November 6th with instructions on what to complete and submit by November 30th.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Confession) will be celebrated on an individual basis on Saturday mornings throughout the month of December (Season of Advent).  

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at

The Archdiocese recommends that children celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation prior to celebrating the Sacrament of First Eucharist.   Both of these sacraments are usually celebrated in the same year. 

The Archdiocese encourages parishes to run sacrament preparation programs remotely during this pandemic time.   Holy Family Parish will make the content available to families by monthly emails in 2020-2021 instead of asking them to come to the church for preparation evenings. 

The Church recognizes parents as the first and best teachers of the faith for their children (Second Vatican Council, Gravissum Educationis, 28 October 1965; Saint John Paul II, Letter to Families, 2 February 1994).   The parish will support you with excellent resources and guidance.

By October 31st, complete the registration form for First Reconciliation (Confession) AND First Eucharist (Holy Communion), bring it to the church and get the at-home workbooks                    -Please attach a copy of your child’s BAPTISM certificate unless they were baptized at Holy Family Parish.    

-There is no charge for the workbooks.                                                                                                                        

-You can bring your completed registration form to the church and pick up the workbooks Mondays to Fridays between 10:00 – noon or 1:00 – 4:00, or Saturdays from 11:00 -- noon, or at the registration table for Mass on weekends.

You will receive an email by November 6th with instructions on what to complete and submit by November 30th, and so on each month until May, 2021. 

The Sacrament of First Eucharist (Holy Communion) is no longer scheduled according to the school the child attends.   After a child has had the opportunity to celebrate their First Reconciliation (Confession) and after having completed the preparation process, families can arrange the date and Mass time for their child’s First Eucharist (Holy Communion) by contacting Joanne at the parish office at or 780-459-3694.   

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at

What is a Sacrament?

All sacraments are an encounter with Jesus Christ, who is himself the original sacrament. 

The sacraments of initiation, which introduce the recipient into the faith, are: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.The sacraments of healing are: Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick. The sacraments of communion and mission are: Matrimony and Holy Orders.

(Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, 193)

There are sacraments of Initiation, which introduce the recipient into the faith:

BaptismConfirmation and Eucharist.

There are sacraments of healing:

Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick.

And there are sacraments of communion and mission:

Matrimony and Holy Orders. (You Cat # 193)

For more information see:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – Section Two – The Seven Sacraments of the Church #1210 – 1666