First Holy Communion – Private and Public School Children


First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation are postponed for the duration of the emergency. We will inform you with more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


passport letter

Passport Letter


Banner cut outs (in case things didn’t work out like you’d wanted and you need a 2nd set).  Have fun with this – be creative – be inspired by the Holy Spirit!

First Communion Package Cut Outs – page 1


A Parent Information Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 3 @ 7pm at St. Cecilia CES.  If you were not able to attend, the following information was shared at the meeting.  A banner kit was also distributed at the meeting.  Kindly make arrangements to pick up your child’s banner kit through the parish office.  Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the parish office at: 289-553-1610 or

First Communion Letter – Parent Information Meeting March 2020

Parent Sacrament Flyer 2

First Communion Assignment

Kindly ensure that your child completes the First Communion Assignment.  The assignment is an integral part of their journey to know Jesus Christ better. It is due on the weekend of February 22 and 23.  Your child will be asked to come forward at the end of Mass – hand in their assignment and will be given the next book “We Share In the Eucharist”.

1st Communion Assignment


Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Sacrament Preparation Classes begin Saturday November 16th, at the St. André Bessette Rectory – 2 Barletta Drive at 10:00 a.m.

The classes will take place on Saturdays from 10 am to 11 am on the following dates:

  • January 252020 – First Reconciliation
  • February 8, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • February 29, 2020
  • April 11, 2020
  • April 18, 2020 

We ask that your child bring his/her pencil case including a pencil, eraser, and pencil crayons, as well as the Sacrament Preparation Booklets and Pocket Folder (these items will be provided at the first class).  Also, please send a photo of your child’s baptism including his/her godparents, as we will be discussing the Sacrament of Baptism, during our first and second classes.  We also request the children be dropped off at the rectory at 9:55 am and picked up at 11:00 am.

If you have not submitted your Letter of Intent, please do so as soon as possible (at either the Saturday 5pm or Sunday 10 am or 12 pm Mass), it may be printed off the parish website.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Saturday January 25.  The class will NOT be one hour.

On that day, we request parents to remain at the rectory. At 10:00 am, the children will review the prayers and procedures for going to confession; receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation; and each child will be ready to leave soon after his/her prayers.   

First Holy Communion will take place at St. Joseph the Worker Church,  191 Wade Gate, on Saturday May 24th, at 3:30 pm.

We look forward to preparing your child for his/her Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.


If your child is a candidate to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion (Grade 2), but you were not able to attend either of the Parent Information Sessions, you may still registered your child.   

Please download the information letter and respective registration forms.  Kindly bring your completed forms and the required fee along with a copy of your child’s baptism certificate to the Parish Office.  You may also drop off the forms during any Sunday Mass.  (Please ensure that you secure all documents and the registration fee in an envelope marked “Sacrament Registration”)

2019 Sacrament Letter

First Holy Communion Registration Form

First Holy Communion Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

(Letter of Intent to be handed in on Nov. 2 or Nov. 3)

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