Welcome to the Sacrament of the Eucharist

Welcome to the First Eucharist page of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie, AB. We are honored that you have chosen to celebrate this special sacrament with us. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and enriching First Eucharist experience for your child and entire family.

Jesus took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. (1 Corinth. 11:23-26)

The Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church, together with Baptism and Confirmation.

At St. Joseph Catholic Church, we understand the significance of this Sacrament in the life of a Catholic. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, and it strengthens our relationship with God and the Catholic community. We are honored to help your child prepare for this significant Sacrament.    

Register your child today!

Here in Grande Prairie, whether your child attends a Catholic school or not, or if he/she did not receive this sacrament in grade 3, all registrations for Sacraments are processed through St. Joseph Catholic Church. All children need to be registered online. Online registrations are now closed.

For more information, please contact Beatriz at or call 780-532-2351, ext. 228.

Save the upcoming dates for First Eucharist

There are a few important dates you will need to remember and attend in the preparation for First Eucharist including the parent info night, presentation masses, rehearsal meeting, and the celebrations themselves.

Not Attending Catholic School? Not in Grade 3?

Children who do not attend a Catholic school, or missed receiving the sacrament in grade 3, are prepared at St Joseph Church in the Parish-Based Program.  Parents are required to attend the 6 sessions with their child.

Parish-based classes: March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9 2024 at 6:45 pm

For more information, please contact Beatriz at or call 780-532-2351, ext. 228.

Join us at our Parent Information Night

We are thrilled to share this sacred moment with you and your family. Parents will be asked to attend an informational zoom meeting. The link to the meeting will be emailed the day of the meeting. Parents will learn more about the sacrament of first Eucharist and on how they can support their children as they journey to receive this sacrament.

One of the best ways for you to prepare your child for this sacrament is to model the love for the Eucharist by coming to Mass every Sunday.

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