Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Preparation for and receiving the Sacraments are unique aspects of faith formation at Saint Pius X.
Students in Grade 2 spend the school year preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. In early fall, both the Grade 2 and 7 classes celebrate an initiation Enrolment Ceremony in celebration of their journey towards the sacraments.
In preparation for Lent and Reconciliation Grade 2 celebrates a day long Reconciliation Retreat.
In late April, Grade 2 celebrates a First Holy Communion Retreat with their parents in preparation for the Eucharist. A re-enactment of the Last Supper is put on by "volunteer" dads.
Confirmation preparation formally begins in Grade 7. It is a year long journey involving both parent and student, culminating in the conferring of the sacrament at the Confirmation mass.
Students participate in a Spirit Day Retreat conducted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver and a Spring School Retreat conducted by the National Evangelization Team Ministry.
Students perform a number of service projects and complete mass journals as part of their preparation for reception of the sacrament.