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 small group sessions for both child and a parent. Each group has a volunteer parent leader. These sessions are held in the Aikenhead Centre, St Ambrose Primary School.
We also have a full day Reflection Day held at the Aikenhead Centre. All children are expected to attend. There will be a practice afternoon on the Fridays prior to the First Holy Communion masses.
Key dates for 2020
Parent Information Night: Thursday 10th September, 7.00pm
Commitment Masses: Weekend of 12 & 13 September
Small Group Meetings: Thursday 17 & 24 September, 15 & 22 October
Reflection Day: Thursday 29 October
Mass Practice: Fridays 30 October, 6 & 13 November at 3.30pm
Reconciliation: Saturdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm
First Holy Communion Masses: Sunday 1, 8, 15 November at 11.00am
For more information please download the Sacraments 2020 brochure (as below) or contact the Sacramental Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org