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First Communion

The Sacrament of the Eucharist - First Holy Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion holds profound significance in the Christian tradition, particularly within the Catholic Church.

The word ‘communion’ means to be united with. Believers are united in a special way with Jesus Christ, that they are sharing in the body and blood of Christ the Saviour. Holy Communion, and the whole service (Mass) is also known as Eucharist, from a Greek word meaning thanksgiving.

The celebration of First Eucharist is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. At the ceremony, each child receives Communion, normally in the form of a small round piece of bread placed by the Priest in the palms of their hands.

The children receive their First Communion when they’re seven or eight years of age because this is considered the age of reason. This means that most children are usually in second class in school when they make their First Communion.

In order for to receive communion the recipient should be without sin and in a state of grace. Traditionally, therefore young Catholic children will make their first confession some weeks before receiving their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Baptism must also have been received before receiving the First Communion. 

 

Parish Sacramental Preparation Class

Is your child eager to take the next step in their faith journey? Look no further! Our Sacramental Preparation Class is here to guide them towards receiving their First Holy Communion.

Led by dedicated volunteer teachers from our parish, this special class is tailored for children aged 7-8 years who attend schools that do not include preparation for First Holy Communion in their curriculum. We understand the importance of providing a welcoming and supportive environment for children to learn about their faith.

Join us as we explore the significance of this sacred sacrament and prepare your child to participate in this beautiful experience. 

Contact us now to register and embark on this unforgettable journey of faith together. 🕊️✨

Enrolment for the Parish programme take place in the month of May! Contact us in time, the places are limited!