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