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 receive and celebrate Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (First Communion), and Confirmation.

The catechetical program at St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish is offered from October to mid June. Classes meet on Monday evenings at the church, and begin at 6:30 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 – weekly catechism class attendance and the weekly Sunday Eucharist (Mass) – and possess adequate knowledge of faith.

Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered to young men and women who are at least 13 years of age at the time of registration and have completed two consecutive years of catechism program (this includes 2022/23 year), and who have completed the required preparation – weekly catechism class attendance and weekly Sunday Eucharist (Mass) – and possess adequate knowledge of faith.

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. By viewing mass online one does NOT fulfill the Sunday obligation. This provision has been cancelled by the Archbishop on February 28, 2022.

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 2022-2023

The registration deadline is Sunday, September 26th , 2022.

You will be notified by Fr. Peter whether your child has been registered.

If you are ready to commit to the above-mentioned requirements, please click on the link at the bottom of this page to register.

If you have any questions, comments regarding the catechism classes this year please contact our Catechism Coordinator – Antony Paulic – at or phone the church office at 204-339-3264.

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.


One child: $60

Two Children: $110

Three Children: $150

Four Children: $180

Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM, starting October 3, 2022

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.