Registration for 2021 First Reconciliation and First Eucharist for Children is now open.
Please complete the following registration form 1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Registration Form 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.
2021 First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion: Please register at the office as soon as possible.
Lesson 1 for 1st Reconciliation will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday: Feb. 18, Lesson 2 on Thursday, Feb. 25 and Lesson 3 on March 4; The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Saturday, March 13.
First Holy Communion Classes will be scheduled in May, 2021.
First Holy Communion will be on June 6, 2021 on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
First Holy Communion:
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.