First Confession and First Communion Program

St Paul the Apostle, St Jean de Brébeuf & Our Lady of Good Counsel


Dear Parents

Children are typically prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion around the age of seven. If your child is in the Catholic School System, the grade two curriculum includes material in support of these two sacraments. At St. Paul the Apostle Parish, we strive to work in harmony with the Catholic School and with the parents, who remain the first educators of their children in matters of faith.

At the direction of the Bishop of Peterborough, we have built a small team of volunteers who provide instruction for both children and their parents as they prepare for these sacraments. The material we present is a course of instruction mandated for use in all the parishes of the Diocese of Peterborough.

There will be an information session for parents of children preparing for Reconciliation and Communion in the spring of 2021 on the evening of Wednesday, 16 September 2020, at 7:00 pm, in St. Paul's church. Students are welcome at this event along with their parents. We will attempt to contact you by way of the information you provide below if this meeting is cancelled or rescheduled due to the on-going pandemic.

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