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Children are prepared for their first Holy Communion and Reconciliation (Confession) within the parish and the programme begins in the autumn each year. Children should be at least 7 years old on 1st September in the year of enrolment (School Year 3).
Parents, "the first educators of their children in the ways of faith" (Rite of Baptism) attend sessions with their child/ren. The parent/s is facilitated at the sessions to work with their child/ren so that, together, they discover the mystery of the Eucharist, and grow in faith together.
The First Holy Communion Mass is celebrated in Eastertide close to Pentecost.
- Children are baptised Catholics
- Are School Year 3 or older
- Attend Sunday Mass in St Joseph or St Edmund
- A commitment to attend all the planned sessions and to fully participate
Contact: The Parish Office
When does it happen? - Preparation on Saturday mornings October-June
Where does it happen? - St. Anne School Main Hall (courtesy of St Anne)
How much time does it take? 8-10 1 1/2 hour sessions