First Holy Communion

This is an essential step in the Christian life. Candidates must be baptised and capable of understanding what it is they receive – not ordinary bread and wine but the Body and Blood of Christ – and be able to receive the sacrament reverently. They must also attend the preparation sessions and attend Mass every Sunday. First Holy Communion normally occurs when a child is in Year 3 at school. However, older children often join the course. For those over 13, it may be more appropriate to join the Confirmation or RCIA course.

Application forms are normally available in September and must be returned personally at one of the Sunday Masses. Please watch out for announcements in the newsletter, especially regarding the deadline for applications. 

The course begins in November and initially focuses on First Confession, which usually takes place in January. The First Communion Masses take place in May.