Confirmation Prep  (about gr. 6 or age 12)

5:45 – 7:00 pm in the church hall, parents AND children to attend

October 21, 2019

January 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

Pre-Confirmation Retreat:  Monday, April 20th, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Confirmation Mass:   Saturday, May 2, 2020:

-at 2:00 pm Mass (for students attending NMR and Other Schools) please arrive by 1:30 pm.

- at the parish 5:00 pm Mass (for students attending VG and EMP) please arrive by 4:30 pm.

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

November 18, 2019

February 24, 2020

May 4, 2020

Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Confession):  In small groups of children, each Saturday in May, 2020 between 10:00 and 11:45 am (except May 30). At the February prep evening you can sign up for the Saturday you prefer.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion:  At most Masses in May and June (no longer scheduled according to the school a child attends), after a child has had the opportunity to celebrate their First Reconciliation (confession). Families can arrange the date and Mass time for their child's First Holy Communion by contacting Joanne at the parish office at least two weeks in advance at:  or 780-459-3694.

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