First Holy Communion

From Fr. MariusMeetingsRegistration FormRequired Documents

My name is Fr. Marius Sztuk, SDS and I am delighted to be working with YOU to coordinate the preparation for First Holy Communion. The beginning of the school year also marks the beginning of sacramental preparation. This year we invite the children to celebrate First Holy Communion in their grade two or three. The home and parish carry the primary responsibility for this preparation. Enrolment celebration, parent orientation meetings, and sacramental celebrations will originate from the parish.  Your involvement and your participation in the parish are crucial to your child's faith development and ultimate commitment to the Catholic faith.

The school instruction regarding the meaning of the sacraments is an essential part of the program. It supports and enhances the learning and the experiences the children encounter at home and in the parish. The readiness of your child to receive this sacrament will be decided by you in consultation with Fr. Marius. Your home preparation can begin now. While you await further communication from the parish we encourage you to bring the following points to your child's awareness:

  • The fact that she/he may be celebrating a sacrament.
  • The name of the sacrament she/he may be preparing to celebrate.
  • It is also important that as a family you consciously begin your child's preparation for the sacrament by intensifying:
    • Your regular participation in Sunday Mass.
    • Your daily morning and evening prayer.
    • Your daily efforts to imitate the life of Jesus.

For more information about the First Communion preparation programs currently being offered, contact the Parish office at: 403.455.0196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

28 September 2017 5:30-6:30 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Parents Orientation Meeting Parents Only
26 October 2017 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #1 Children and Parent(s)
19 November 2017 10:30. AM Sunday Mass St. Gabriel School School Enrollmant Children and Parent(s)
23 November 2017 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #2 Children and Parent(s)
25 January 2018 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #3 Children and Parent(s)
01 March 2018 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #4 Children and Parent(s)
03 May 2018 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #5 Children and Parent(s)
25 May 2-18 6:00-8:00 PM. Friday St. Gabriel School School Retreat Children
31 May 2018 6:00-7:00 PM. Thursday Our Lady of Wisdom School Classes #6 Children and Parent(s)
02 June 2018 10:00-11:00 AM. Saturday St. Gabriel School School Rehersal Children
03 June 2018 1:00-3:00 PM. Sunday St. Gabriel School School First Holy Communion Open to Everyone 

Copy of Baptismal Certificate (No needed if baptized at St. Gabriel The Archangel Parish - Chestermere)

Copy of Birth Certificate