Welcome to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

First Reconciliation, also known as First Confession, is an important sacrament in a Catholic child’s spiritual journey. It is when they confess their sins to a priest and receive absolution for their wrongdoing. At St. Joseph Catholic Church, we believe that this sacrament is a beautiful way for children to experience God’s mercy and grace.

On this page you will find information for preparing and celebrating the Sacrament of First Reconciliation at St. Joseph Church in Grande Prairie, AB! We are dedicated to helping children experience God’s love and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.




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 2, 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 Reconciliation

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

Not Attending
Catholic School?

Not in Grade 2?

Children who do not attend a Catholic school, or missed receiving the sacrament in grade 2are prepared at St Joseph Church in the Parish-Based Program. Parents are required to attend the 6 sessions with their child.

Parish-based classes: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 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.


Also, in preparation for the sacrament, one of the best ways for you to prepare your child for this sacrament is to model forgiveness and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our children learn about forgiveness when we forgive them, each other, and ourselves.


More information about First Reconciliation