FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

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.”
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Preparation to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion takes place in 2 parts.

PART ONE:

SECOND RITE OF RECONCILIATION

As part of their preparation for First Communion, children in year 4 (who have been confirmed in the previous year) will celebrate a Second Rite of Reconciliation. In this rite, the children gather as a group to hear from God’s Word, listen to Fr Ron talk about the sacrament in light of the scripture, participate in a group examination of conscience and go individually to a priest to celebrate the sacrament of Penance (Confession).

The Second Rite of Reconciliation for 2019 will be celebrated over three evenings at 7pm:
Monday 11th March 2019
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Wednesday 13th, March 2019

NOTE: You will nominate your preferred evening when you enrol your child online

PART TWO:
First Holy Communion for 2019 will be celebrated at three weekend Masses:

Saturday 4th May 6.00pm Mass
Sunday 5th May 9.00am Mass
Sunday 12th May 9.00am Mass

NOTE: You will nominate your preferred Mass when you enrol your child online..

ONLINE ENROLMENTS for the combined First Communion and Reconciliation (2nd Rite) Programme 2019 will open Monday 11th February at 6am and close Monday 18 February at 5pm. To enrol your child into the Sacramental Programme please click here. You will be directed to our page on the TryBooking website.

PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE ENROLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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