All celebrations of Baptism, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation are postponed until the Chief Medical Officer has advised that the pandemic has ended.
The Christian faithful are to hold the Most Holy Eucharist in highest honor, taking an active part in the celebration… receiving this sacrament most devoutly and frequently, and worshiping it with the highest adoration (Canon 898)
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life. It is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, in which his one sacrifice, the perfect act of redeeming love is made present for us. It enables us to be in intimate communion with God.
To receive the sacrament, the child should have the desire to receive Jesus and to be able to distinguish between ordinary bread and wine and the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Jesus. Children who have been baptized and have completed the process of preparation for First Reconciliation are able to receive their First Eucharist. This usually takes place when a child has reached the age of discernment (7 years of age).
Parents need to contact the parish to request sacramental preparation. To prepare for this sacrament, parents, and the child or youth must participate in the process of preparation provided by their parish.
Registration and information for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist for Children is now open.
First Communion Classes: Parent meeting is April 2, 2020. Classes will begin after Easter and are scheduled for April 16, 23 and 30. Reconciliation for First Communicants will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 9, 2010 and First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:15 am Mass.
Please complete the following registration form 1st Communion & 1st Reconciliation Registration and bring or email to the office StMartinTours.Vegreville@caedm.ca Note: Children baptized in places other than: Holy heart of Mary, Viking, St. Gregory the Great, Holden or St. Martin of Tours, Vegreville need to provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate.