First Reconciliation & First Communion

Parents are expected to follow St. Anthony Parish policy with regard to sacramental preparation and celebration with their children. This policy will be explained more fully at the parent/child sessions held in conjunction with each sacrament.

The following are general guidelines:

  • Registration in the parish is required.
  • Children not baptized at St. Anthony must submit a baptismal certificate.
  • Children who are to celebrate a sacrament should have an age appropriate appreciation and understanding of the sacrament.
  • Families have a responsibility to regularly attend Mass with their children.
  • Parents of students in Grade 3 and above who have not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Eucharist should contact the Director for support in preparing their children for these sacraments.
  • First Reconciliation takes place during the Lenten season.
  • First Communion is traditionally the last Saturday of April.