PREPARATION FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Children who have reached the age of seven or eight or older are ready for their FIRST COMMUNION. The Eucharist is food for the journey, which began at Baptism: Jesus feeds us with the bread of life, which is his body. In our parish we normally celebrate first Communion in June each year.
The course of preparation begins in October the preceding year and consists of one session a month, normally on a Saturday morning, led by the catechists and parents. The children are prepared for their first Reconciliation (Confession) as part of the course.
Notice of the commencement of the preparation are given at Mass and in the parish newsletter.