First Holy Communion

First Communion Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have date set for First Reconciliation or First Holy Communion, we will let you know as soon as we are able to make this happen given the current situation. Typically, in a normal year, we try to have first Reconciliation sometime in February and First Communion shortly after Easter.

SESSION 2 - JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 13th

Please start Session TWO and please have it completed by mid-February so that your child will be prepared to make their First Reconciliation. Note that due to Covid restrictions, no date has been set however we ask that the children be prepared by mid-February if at all possible.

STEP ONE: Start to have your child learn and memorize the "Act of Contrition' Prayer
STEP TWO: Set up your FORMED account if not already done.
STEP THREE: Watch Brother Francis 'FORGIVEN - The Blessings of Confession' with your child.
STEP FOUR: Complete pages 16-27 in your child's First Communion Workbook and please have it completed by mid-February.

WATCH 'Forgiven' on FORMED First!

CLICK THE IMAGE TO WATCH 'FORGIVEN' - on FORMED.

Material needed from the First Communion Pouch

Click Image for Printable PDF
**LESSON HELP**

SIGNS of GRACE - Mini-clips on FORMED to watch in conjunction with the Workbook

WORKBOOK PAGE 16 - CLICK THE IMAGE TO WATCH
WORKBOOK PAGE 20 - CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH
WORKBOOK PAGE 22 - CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH
WORKBOOK PAGE 26 - CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH
WORKBOOK PAGE 26 - CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH

WORKBOOK PAGE 22 - Treasures of Reconciliation Activity - in your pouch...

“TREASURES” we receive each time we go to Confession – all material should be in an envelope in your pouch

  • It helps us say NO to sin.
  • It helps us to be GOOD and OBEDIENT.
  • It brings us CLOSER to GOD.
  • It INCREASES the GRACE in our SOUL.
  • It helps the LIGHT of JESUS shine brightly in our HEART.

WORKBOOK PAGE 26 - Our Sins are Washed Away - in your pouch...

Explain that when we are baptized, our souls are free of sin. Using WASHABLE MARKERS, ask your child to scribble and write SIN all over the heart while he or she lists everyday sins we commit.
Next, explain that sin causes 'messiness' in our hearts and our lives. Remind them that Sin causes us to feel far away from God. Sin hurts our friendship with Jesus.
The bowl represents the sacrament of confession and the water represents Jesus. Jesus is always waiting patiently for us to return to Him...
Give your Heart to Jesus: As you place the messy heart in the water, tell them that Jesus invites us to Confession to cleanse us of our sins.
When we confess our sins to Jesus, through the priest, our sins are washed away, they are completely gone! Grace in our soul is restored, just like the day we were baptised.
**BIBLE STORIES**

Watch these short Bible Story videos to help reinforce Jesus' message of LOVE, COMPASSION & MERCY.

The Story of Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1- 10

This story illustrates how Jesus’ message of Love & Mercy and His salvation was intended for everyone—even an outcast.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep – Luke 15:17

In this parable, Jesus compares God to a shepherd and a sinner to the sheep. Just as the shepherd rejoices on finding his lost sheep, so God rejoices whenever we turn to him for forgiveness after wandering from him through our sin. 

The Prodigal Son – Luke 15:11-32

Just as the father celebrates the homecoming of his lost son, God also rejoices when we confess our sins and our return to him.

The Unforgiving Servant – Matt. 18:21-35

In this parable, Jesus tells us to keep on forgiving and to have mercy on others.  He forgives us all the time for small and big things so why wouldn’t we forgive others just the same.  It’s not always easy but it’s what God wants us to do!

Jesus Heals the Paralytic – Mark 2:1-12

Jesus knew what this man needed most because He knew what was in his heart. Jesus knew that being paralyzed was difficult but it was even worse not to be forgiven.

Please watch this video with your child

This is a great video for kids, teens & adults! Very simple but accurate, it walks you through the Sacrament of Confession that will stick with you…
**PARENT RESOURCES**
Visit the Reconciliation page of our website for more resources! Click on the image below….

Material needed from the First Communion Pouch

STORY TIME - God is with Me...

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TIME TRAVELLERS

Click the image to visit our TIme Travellers Page for engaging Video Messages from our Youth Minister.

Join our HFkids Email List to receive Short Video Messages for kids grade K-5

PRAYER RESOURCES

PARENT SESSION

Find Click on the SYCAMORE image if you wish to re-watch the video on PRAYER from the Parent Session.

ADVENT REFLECTIONS

Receive short Brother Francis Advent Videos everyday of Advent to help your child prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas!
Click on the image to find Family Advent Resources including a family Advent Calendar you can download, Reflections and Advent Music.

First Communion Registration.

Registration for 2020-21 is CLOSED.
Registration for 2021-22 will open in September.

-REGISTRATION-

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Important Notice!

All Children must be baptized in the Roman Catholic Church in order to receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. If your child was baptized in another Christian denomination or has not been baptized yet, arrangements will need to be made as soon as possible for your child to be either Baptized or ‘Received’ into the Catholic Church. We ask that you please contact the parish as soon as possible to make arrangements for the priest to assist you. Visit the Baptism page of our website if you would like more information on the process. Please continue to register your child...

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