The celebration of the Eucharist is the centre of the entire Christian life, in which Jesus Christ is offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. It is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life, signifying and effecting the unity of the people of God, providing spiritual nourishment, and achieving the building up of the Body of Christ. ( Canon 897)
The celebration of the sacrament of the First Eucharist (First Communion) includes the family, school and parish community.
Children are prepared for the reception of this sacrament at an appropriate age level, which is Year 4
Children enrolled in Catholic schools participate in a program which assists in their understanding of the sacraments.
In cases of children attending schools other than Catholic, a program is presented after school over a number of weeks. There is set class work in addition to family activities to be done at home.
All children and their families preparing for any of these Sacraments are expected to attend Faith Evenings as circulated, as well as Sunday Mass at various times throughout the preparation time.
2020 First Holy Communion preparation dates :
For further information please contact our Pastoral Associate, Sandy Starbuck (9412 8493) .
Download the Sacramental Program form here