Eucharist – First Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is generally received at the age of seven or eight, when your child is in second class in primary school. This Sacrament is the second Sacrament of the initiation in faith . We come together at Mass to celebrate as members of God’s family. We listen to the Word of God. At the Consecration, the Bread and Wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

In Holy Communion we are invited to share the Bread of Life. We celebrate because we know that the Risen Jesus is with us, helping us to live as His followers. At Mass the Risen Jesus comes to nourish and strengthen us, to help us grow in God’s love and in the love of others.

It is the hope of our Parish that along with the School and you and your family, that the celebration of Holy Communion and Reconciliation will be a happy, and joyful occasion for your child.