First Holy Communion

 Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion 2020 – opens on Sunday 7th July 2019 

Preparing for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

This is a Parish based programme which recognises the central role of parents in the development of their children’s faith which explores the many gifts given to us by way of a journey to reconciliation and the Eucharist.

The preparation programme is only for those children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion within the Catholic Parish of Bishop’s Stortford and not elsewhere.

Each child is prepared so that they may have sufficient knowledge in their own capacity to understand the mystery of Christ in reconciliation and Holy Communion

Sessions are approximately one a month for six/ seven months. The Children are expected to attend each session and Mass that Sunday. It is also a requirement that they attend Mass regularly at weekends with their family.

Children should be 8 years old on or before 31 August 2020

Application forms and sign-up sheets will be available from the Sacristy as from Sunday 7th July 2019 for Children who wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and will be at least 8 years old on or before 31 August 2020

All forms must be signed for by the parent of each child – please do not take a form for someone else.
The last day for receiving completed forms into No.3 Windhill will be Wednesday 4th September 2019

When you have submitted your form please send an e-mail to confirming your application.

This is so that our Catechist is able to send you an acknowledgement email and keep you updated of any changes to the scheduled sessions.

The first Parents meeting will be Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm-8.30pm in the Parish centre and the first Children’s session on Saturday 21st September 10.30am – 12pm


The First Holy Communion Masses will take place at

St Joseph’s on Saturday 13th June 2020 / 11am / 1.30pm and  3.30pm

Most Holy Redeemer on Sunday 14th June 2020 at 9am

Holy Cross on Sunday 14th June 2020 at 11.15am

Please see below the Diary of Scheduled sessions