First Holy Communion
Along with the Sacrament of Baptism, 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. It is during First Holy Communion that we receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass.
The preparation of our children for these sacraments is an important time in the life of every school and Parish. It presents a special opportunity for developing their relationship with God, each other and society.
Equally it presents an opportunity for a school and Parish to be a real sign of communion and mission within and beyond its own boundaries.
Holy Communion Meeting
First Holy Communion Programme this year will be for the current Year 4 and Year 5 children
The initial first meeting with Fr John will take place, virtually on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 4pm.
Details for this meeting will be sent to all who have expressed an interest.
Please view the Sacramental Preparation Parent Session Powerpoint below before the meeting on Thursday.
First Holy Communion Preparation Sessions
Tuesday 16 November 2021 - Session 1 'Gathering - I have called you by my name'
Tuesday 30 November 2021 - Session 2 'Baptism - Welcome into the Family of God'
Tuesday 14 December 2021 - Session 3 'Reconciliation - We seek Forgiveness'
Tuesday 11 January 2022 - Session 4 'Listening - Liturgy of the Word' ( cancelled due to COVID - date to be re-arranged)
Tuesday 8 February 2022 - Session 5 'Gifts we Offer - The Offertory'
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Session 6 'Give Thanks - Liturgy of the Eucharist'
Tuesday 3 May 2022 - Session 7 'Take and Eat - Do this in Memory of Me'
Additional Meeting on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 3.20pm for parents/carers prior to First Holy Communion Mass.
First Confessions will take place on Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 5.30pm at Brooms Church
First Holy Communion Mass will take place on Saturday 11 June 2022 at 12.30pm at Brooms Church
Message from Fr John
If parents/carers want to clothe their children in traditional Communion outfits that is fine but it is not compulsory by any means.
Smart dress code is also quite acceptable.