Update 24/08/2021 Our Sacrament of First Holy Communion will begin with a Parent’s Information Night on Wednesday 15th Septemberplease note the change of date.  The Commitment Mass will be on Saturday 2nd October – depending on whether we are out of lock-down at that stage, we will gather in the Church or there will be a live-streamed Mass.  We will ‘meet’ via zoom for the Parent’s Night and for the 4 x sessions.  Further information will be emailed to our parents who have already registered.  If you would like your child to receive their First Holy Communion this year but haven’t registered, please contact me.  

Please pray for all our young candidates as they learn more about The Blessed Eucharist and the Mass.

August 2021 – Simon Yeats, the Sacramental and RCIA Coordinator for the ‘Life, Marriage and Family Centre’ of the Sydney Archdiocese recently put together an online discussion on how to ‘Accompany Children in their preparation for Reconciliation/Holy Communion/Confirmation’. Please find below the discussion on Holy Communion. We hope it will be beneficial to you as an added formation tool for parents, as the principal educators in the faith.

Accompanying Children in their preparation for Holy Communion –

Key Dates for First Holy Communion

Parent Information Night: Thurs 16 Sept @ 7pm

Sessions (four sessions held at St Ambrose Church): 3.30pm, 5.30pm or 7pm on Thurs 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct & 28 Oct OR 3.30pm on Fri 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct & 29 Oct.

Ceremonies: Sunday 7 Nov, 14 Nov or 21 Nov @ 11am

Pick up a registration form from the Church foyer or download the registration form from here, complete and return to the IN box at the Parish House OR email to sacraments@stambrose.org.au.

The registration form needs to be returned as soon as possible.

Download the Celebration of Sacraments 2021 which will give you further information on all sacraments.

Please note: Registration letters were sent to local schools during the week beginning 1st March 2021 – all year 3 students at St Ambrose Primary and all year 3 Catholic Scripture students at Concord West Public, Strathfield North Public and Victoria Ave Public were given a registration letter to take home.

Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator on 97431023 (Fridays) or email sacraments@stambrose.org.au with any questions.

First Holy Communion is a parish-based program. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion welcomes baptised children to the Table of the Lord for the first time.  It is offered to children from Year 3 onwards who have celebrated their First Reconciliation.

This program begins in Term 3 of the school year, and includes a Parent Information Night and four x 1 hour group sessions  for both child and a parent.  These sessions are held in the Church.

There may be a Reflection Day focussing on the important aspects of their Holy Communion journey. All children are expected to attend. This will be confirmed at the Parent Information Night.

There will be a practice afternoon on the Fridays prior to the First Holy Communion masses.

For more information please contact the Sacramental Coordinator at sacraments@stambrose.org.au or 97431023.