St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish seeks to form our children and youth in the faith handed on to us through the Scriptures and Tradition. The Catechism of the Catholic Church serves as a basis for the catechesis as children and our youth prepare to re receive and celebrate Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (First Communion), and Confirmation.
The catechetical program at St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish is offered from October to mid June. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at the church, and begin at 6:00 pm.
Classes will depend on the number of children registered and their ages.
First Communion and First Reconciliation will be offered to children who are 8 years of age at the time of registration, or are entering grade 3 at the time of registration, and who have completed the required preparation – catechism class attendance and the Sunday Eucharist (Mass).
The registration is limited to registered and contributing parishioners only. Contributing parishioners are understood to be those who, first and foremost, attend Sunday Eucharist on a weekly basis. Of course, it is understood that illness, work schedules, sick children, etc. may sometimes prevent a person from attending Eucharist, however excluding oneself from Sunday Mass attendance should not be the norm.
A contributing parishioner also, so much as is feasible, gives of their time and talent in a ministry: usher, reader, catechist, upkeep of the church grounds, helping with decorating etc. A contributing parishioner also financially supports their parish and doesn’t leave it to others. This is one of the Five Precepts of the Church, as is Sunday Mass attendance, which is also one of the Ten Commandments. One must be a registered, contributing parishioner for at least one year prior to registration.
If there are any questions or if anything is unclear, parents are asked to please contact Fr. Peter Nemcek.

REGISTRATION for 2021-2022

The registration deadline is Sunday, September 19th at 1:00PM.

At this moment we are surveying the interest and the number and age groups of students to determine how many classes we can provide.

If you are ready to commit to the above mentioned requirements, please click on the link below to download the registration form. Please fill in the required information and drop it off at the church, or email it to:
Registration forms are also available at the back of the church.
If you have any questions, comments regarding the catechism classes this year please contact our Catechism Coordinator at or phone 204-339-3264.
I’m pleased to announce that through the mercy of the Almighty God we have been blessed to receive Mr. Antony Paulic as the Catechism Coordinator at St. Nicholas Tavelich Church. Thank you for your response!

There will be a fee associated with the classes to cover the cost of supplies used during the year. Payment can be made in person at the parish office or by cash/cheque in an envelope together with the registration form.

One child: $60
Two Children: $110
Three Children: $150
Four Children: $180
Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, starting October 5, 2021
When: October to mid-June
Ages: 6-14 years old
Where: St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish

Any updates to the catechism program will be posted on our website or parish bulletin. Please check back soon.

Protocols observed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our catechism program will follow the requirements as mandated by the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. At this moment this means the usual self-screening for the symptoms of COVID-19, use of masks and physical distancing.