First Holy Communion

Holy Eucharist is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood (his very own self) for us so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way, we are joined with the one body of Christ, the Church (c.f. CCC, 1322; 1324; 1409; 1413).

Children must prepare to receive the Eucharist and in this way prepare to receive their first Holy Communion. If you wish to register your child for first Holy Communion preparation, please contact the parish office at 780.488.7295 ext 230 to speak with Bonnie Kirk, or write to us at basilica.catechism@caedm.ca.

Candidates for Holy Communion preparation must be in grade 2 or older, and be baptized. Note that first Holy Communion preparation goes hand in hand with first Confession preparation.

The Eucharist is "the source and the summit of the Christian life" (CCC, 1324). To see when the Eucharist is celebrated at St Joseph's Basilica, click here.