First Holy Communion

The Preparation Course for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession), the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion consists of an initial meeting for parents followed by seven sessions starting in September and finishing in May with the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation (for those who have completed the Course of Preparation).

During the four weeks of Advent the children will be brought by their parents to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. A choice of days and times will be offered.


With the beginning of a new school year during this week, we will soon begin our preparation with those families who have children wishing to enter into a deeper commitment to the Christian Community through making their First Confession and First Holy Communion. Two Introductory Meetings will take place on Wednesday the 13th of September at 5.45pm in Holy Family School and on Thursday the 14th of September at 6.00pm in Sacred Heart School to which we invite parents of baptised Catholic children in Year Four or above to come along. Details of the Course to be followed and the commitment expected will be explained at these meetings and parents will then be free to choose if they wish this for their children before the Preparation Course begins two weeks later.