First Holy Communion

Connect Card
Our Connect Card is an easy way to reach out to us. Print, complete and drop it in a collection plate at Mass or email it back to us. One of our team will contact you to help.
Sacramental Information Brochure  
This brochure explains our Sacramental Journey of Discipleship in detail. It also includes key dates and events for 2023. Our process begins a full 12 months before receiving the sacrament and includes attending Mass regularly.

Connect Card-Sacramental Process                                                                                This Sacramental Connect Card is especially for families who have been regularly worshipping with our community at Mass, and whose children feel drawn to receiving the sacraments of confirmation or communion. Pick one up at Mass, complete and drop it in a collection plate, or email it back to us. One of our team will be in touch.

Living as disciples continues after, and is strengthened by the gifts received at Confirmation. The following year, the child’s faith might lead them to want to commit fully, complete their initiation and receive their First Communion.

Again, the next step in our process is to approach Fr Josekutty or Anne for an informal chat where together, we discern readiness to receive the sacrament. The signs of readiness are a blossoming of the 4 signs of discipleship. 

      • Listening to God’s Word & Church teachings
      • Being welcomed and welcoming in our parish community
      • Worshipping by coming to Mass
      • Witnessing through service with the community

When your child has been confirmed and is regularly living the signs of discipleship, they will be ready for First Communion preparation. Following preparation, a date for First Communion will be discussed.

First Communion takes place during your regular Sunday (or Saturday Vigil) Mass with the worshipping community.

What is Eucharist?

“Eucharist is the sacrament that completes the process of initiation and is when one can fully participate in the Eucharist by receiving Holy Communion.Eucharist is unique among the sacraments as it is at the heart of our faith. For Catholics, the Eucharist, or Mass, is the most powerful way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ. Sunday after Sunday (some, of course, gather everyday), Catholics gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the ritual in which, by the power of the Holy Spirit, bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. We who celebrate are also transformed, becoming Christ’s presence to others, and recognising the presence of Christ in others.”