First Holy Communion Program

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation will be through a process of Family Catechesis. All this is part of the “With You Always” programme.

Family Catechesis is a method by which parents/carers are assisted in leading their own children in the lifelong call to holiness within the community of the church. Most importantly, Family Catechesis puts parents/carers in their rightful role as their child’s first and best teachers.

The “With You Always” resource is for parents/carers and their children in school year 4 who are preparing for Reconciliation and First Communion. The resource aims to ;

  • engage parents and children in sessions that are welcoming and active
  • offer time for parents and children to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ within the parish community
  • help parents and children learn about the faith and respond to God’s word in their daily lives
  • prepare parents and children for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist

Towards the end of school year 3, parents/carers who have decided to request sacramental preparation will be invited to attend a meeting with the Parish Priest. Registration forms to enrol the children onto the programme will be available both from their school and the parish office.

Dates and times for the current year’s sessions are available here:

WYA sessions 2018/2019

We pray for your children and your families that they will be renewed in the faith and commitment following the Lord within our community. May the Lord give them the gift of perseverance in our Sunday worship, for according to scripture, perseverance is the gift which will win us eternal life. May they all be renewed in their love for God as God showers down His love freely upon them.