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.
REVISED DATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM 2020
Because of the disruption caused by the Covid lock-down, we have had to change our schedule for this year.
Dates for our program for 2020 are now as follows:
Parents Reflection Evening: Wednesday 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 24 October or Sunday 25 October at any of our regular Mass times.
At these Masses the candidates for First Communion wlil 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 6 November 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Please drop your child off at Holy Name of Mary Church by 4.00pm
First Communion Masses:
Tuesday 17 November at 6.30pm
Wednesday 18 November at 6.30pm
Thursday 19 November at 6.30pm
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
More Details in due course.