First Holy Communion

Update 15th June, 2020: At the moment, we are confident that our First Holy Communion sacrament will continue as planned, but with some changes to ensure the health of all concerned. 

However, we are guided by NSW Health and our plans could change.

If you registered earlier in the year and DID NOT receive an email from the Parish on Monday 15th June, please check your junk mail or contact me on sacraments@stambrose.org.au.

If you would like your child to receive the Sacrament but have not registered, it’s not too late! Please contact me on sacraments@stambrose.org.au.


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:  N/A

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 sacraments@stambrose.org.au