Parish Support and Resources
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
13 Brower Drive
Sherwood Park, AB. T8H 1Y7
Reverend Jim Corrigan email@example.com
Father Mario Villaraza, SDB firstname.lastname@example.org
Archdiocese of Edmonton
First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Sacraments
New Classes for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion for Grade 2 students or older
OLPH parish offers scaramental preparation support to encourage parents in their role as the first teachers and models of the faith.
This includes classes for parents and children to attend together at the church, as well as scheduling dedicated study time together at home prior to reception of the Sacraments.
At OLPH First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually offered when a child is in grade 2 or older. First Communion means that this will be the first time that a child is participating "fully" in the Mass by receiving the Eucharist.
Just like we begin every Mass by praying the Penitential (Act of Contrition) to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, First Reconciliation must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.
First Communion class dates for registered parents via Zoom meets are Friday, November 20th at 1:00 pm or Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 pm. Register here for First Communion. A $30.00 Registration fee for Workbooks and Class Materials and a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate will be required to complete registration.
There will be a virtual retreat for children and parents on Saturday, November 28th.
Confirmation preparation for children in grade 6 or older starts in January 2021, email@example.com . A Registration fee of $20.00 for workbook and class materials and a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate is required.
*Parents please pick up your child’s Workbooks for home study at the Parish Office during business hours (daily 7:30 am—7:30 pm)