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.
Update - Holy Communion Mass
In view of the recent Government guidelines due to be introduced from Thursday 5 November 2020, all Places of Worship will be open for private prayer only.
The Holy Communion Mass arranged for Sunday 15 November 2020 has now been cancelled. Further information will follow.
Apologies for any inconvenience. Thank you Father John Bagnall
Due to national lockdown and the closure of churches, the 14 children from Brooms School who were preparing to make their First Holy Communion in May were unable to as planned.
Thank you to parents and carers who have responded to a proposed new date for a First Holy Communion Mass at Brooms Church in November. We can now announce the date for the special Mass which will be Sunday November 15th at 2pm.
Due to health and safety reasons and social distancing, numbers will have to be strictly limited to family groups of FOUR. This includes the child who is to make their First Holy Communion. The children do not need to wear traditional Holy Communion clothing, just as long as they are smart.
Holy Communion is a very special Sacrament of the Catholic Church and following this day your child will be able to receive Communion for the rest of their lives. Sadly, due to the Pandemic we won’t be able to celebrate the day in the way we normally would but the Mass will still be a joyful occasion.
If you have any questions about the Mass please email the school or contact myself on (01207) 502196.
Father John Bagnall
Holy Communion Update
Due to national lockdown and the closure of churches, the children who were preparing to make their First Holy Communion in May were unable to as planned.
Brooms Church has now re-opened, with social distancing and limited capacity of 50 people per Mass.
Parents/Carers now have an option of booking a place for their child at the 5.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Brooms Church or attending a special First Holy Communion Mass at Brooms Church, which we hope to schedule for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in November.
The children do not need to wear the traditional Holy Communion clothing, just as long as they are smart.
Please note numbers are limited due to health and safety reasons.
Parents/Carers are asked to contact school with their decision as soon as possible.