First Holy Communion for oru children takes place when parents decide that their child is ready to receive the Eucharist for the first time. This mostly takes place when children are in Year 3, but ca happen any time when parents decide their child is ready for this Sacrament. The involvement of parents in the preparation for First Communion is integral to the whole program and provides parents with an opportunity to refresh and re-commit to their own faith. (Pictured above, some of our Mothers at a preparation morning during the First Communion Program)
By way of preparation for First Holy Communion, our program includes a parents' reflection evening, three small group sessions with both parents and children, presentation of the children to our parish community at Commitment Masses and a reflection day for the whole group preparing to receive the Sacrament.
DATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM 2021
Dates for our program for 2021 are now as follows:
Parents Reflection Evening: Thursday 14 October Parish Hall 7.00 pm
Small Group Sessions begin from Monday 19 October over three weeks.
Sessions will be hosted in parish homes and parish halls.
We invite you and your child to attend a Commitment Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church on either Saturday 23 October or Sunday 24 October at any of our regular Mass times.
At these Masses the candidates for First Communion will be formally introduced to the parish community and enrolled in the program. They will be presented with a Sunday Mass Book which will hep them to understand and participate in the Mass.
Retreat Day Friday 12 November 9.00am- 3.00pm
Please drop your child off at Holy Name of Mary Church by 8.45am
First Communion Masses:
Thursday 18 November @ 6.30pm
Friday 19 November at 6.30
Saturday 20 November at 11.00am
Friday 26 November at 6.30pm
Saturday 27 November at 11.00am
at Holy Name of Mary Church.
REGISTRATION FOR THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
First Communion is for candidates who are in Year 3 or above
We are using the Trybooking system.
In addition to personal information, you will need the following in order to complete your Communion registration.
Credit card details for payment of $40
Trybooking link will be available in due course.