In Grade three children prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (fall) and First Communion (winter-spring). Preparation involves attending meetings with your child at the Church. If your child was NOT baptized at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish then you will need to provide a copy of the baptismal certificate which can be brought to the first meeting. You will receive a letter in the mail outlining the details of preparation program. Receiving First Communion is a big step in your child's journey and learning of the Catholic faith. A large part of the program is learning the parts of the Mass, why we do certain things during Mass and the meaning of different things used in the Mass. Attendance at Mass helps to bring all of these things together for your child and will make First Communion more meaningful.