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Eucharist

The Sacrament of Eucharist, also known as "Holy Communion", is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty), and the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible), it is called a Sacrament of Initiation because, like Baptism and Confirmation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ.

In Holy Communion, we are eating the True Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, without which "you shall not have life in you" (John 6:53).

Because of the intimate connection of the Sacrament of Holy Communion to our life in Christ, we must be free of any grave or mortal sin before receiving it, as St. Paul explained in 1 Corinthians 11:27-29. Otherwise, as he warns, we receive the Sacrament unworthily, and we "eateth and drinketh damnation" to ourselves.

If we are aware of having committed a mortal sin, we must participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation first. The Church sees the two Sacraments as connected and urges us, when we can, to join frequent Reconciliation with frequent Communion.

First Eucharist for Children

Children receive the Restored Order of Sacraments in the Archdiocese of Regina. This means they can start their education classes while in grade 2 (age 7 and up) oif their parents believe they are capable of understand this great gift, at the age of "reason".

Secondly they are required to take Reconciliation classes, have their first Reconciliation and to be Confirmed first. Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist are now taken as an extended series of classes , from October to mid May, when Confirmation generally occurs.

Finally, parents are required to take separate classes in Confirmation and First Eucharist to understand the sacraments better and be prepared to continue their children's religious education.

below is the schedule for 2018-2019:

For children from Grade 2 and up

Wed. Sept. 12- Parent meeting for info

7:00 pm OR Sat. Sept. 15 @ 10:00 am

Sept. 23 – Enrollment at Mass for

 All Candidates, 9:30 am Sunday

Sept. 26 – Reconciliation Session 1 Wed.

Oct. 3 – Reconciliation Session 2 Wed.

Oct. 10 –Reconciliation Session 3 Wed.

Oct. 19 – 9:00 am-12 noon

Reconciliation Retreat Fri.

Dec. 7, 7:00 pm, Reconciliation Celebration with the community. Fri.

Jan. 09 – Parent meeting 1 

For Confirmation & First Eucharist. Wed.

Jan. 16 – Parent meeting 2

For Confirmation & First Eucharist. Wed.

Feb. 13 – Conf. Family Session 1 Wed.

Feb. 27 – Conf. Family Session 2 Wed.

Mar. 13 – Conf. Family Session 3 Wed.

Apr. 03 – Conf. Family Session 4 Wed.

Apr. ? – Confirmation Retreat Fri 9 am-noon

Note: last two dates may change based on Confirmation date set by the Archbishop

Reconciliation Registration Form

Confirmation and First Eucharist Registration Form

Holy Cross Registration form

2018-2019 Sacramental Prep Schedule

If you would like to register, print of the correct form below, fill it in and then bring to the parish with the fee of $30.

For more information please contact Martin at pastoral.asistant@holycrossregina.ca or call me at (306) 570-5315.