First Holy Communion for your children takes place in Year 3 or after. 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.
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.
First Communion 2023
PARENT REFLECTION/INFORMATION EVENING
Thursday, Oct 12th at 7pm
Session 1: Week beginning October 16th
Session 2: Week beginning October 23rd
Session 3: Week beginning October 30th
NB: All sessions will be hosted in parish homes with an online program.
Friday, November 3rd, 9 am- 2:45pm
Your child will need to be dropped off at the HNOM church by 8.45. The day will begin with the celebration of Mass at 9am followed by a day of activities and reflection. Further information will be given prior to the day.
You and your child are invited to attend a commitment Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church on either Saturday October 21st at 6pm or Sunday October 22nd 8am,10am or 6pm, or at St Peter Chanel Church on Sunday October 22nd at 9am. At these Masses the candidates will be formally introduced to the parish community and enrolled in the program. They will be presented with a Sunday Mass Book which will will help them to understand and participate in the Mass.
FIRST COMMUNION MASSES
Saturday 11th November 6pm at HNOM
Sunday 12th November 9am at SPC
Sunday 12th November 10am at HNOM
Sunday 19th November 9am at SPC
Sunday 19th November 10am at HNOM