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: Tuesday 26 October Parish Hall 7.00 pm
Small Group Sessions These will be through an online program that has been prepared for you to do at home.
Retreat Day Friday 12 November 9.00am- 12 noon
Please drop your child off at Holy Name of Mary Church by 8.45am
First Communion Masses:
Thursday 18 November @ 6.00pm
Friday 19 November at 6.00pm
Saturday 20 November at 11.00am
Friday 26 November at 6.00pm
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.