First Holy Communion

Along with the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. When your child was baptized you promised to bring them up in the Catholic faith, now that they are growing up they are ready to understand and celebrate their faith for themselves far more with your continued support of course.

The Eucharist (from the Greek eucharistia, "thanksgiving") is the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, in which He is present under the forms of bread and wine offering Himself in the Sacrifice of the Mass and giving Himself as spiritual food to the faithful.

It is during First Holy Communion that we receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass.

The First Holy Communion Programme

The parish preparation programme for First Holy Communion is for children aged 7-8yrs (starting Year 3 in September of the following year) or older. The programme starts in November and runs until June of the following year. Classes take place in school term time once a month on Tuesday evenings from 6.30