First Holy Communion

“The Eucharist is the sacramental action of giving thanks and praise to the Father.” “The ultimate act of faith for a Catholic is to receive the bread and wine at Mass and know that it is truly the Body and Blood of Christ.”   ~ J. Springer 2010 p50

It is the practice of the Archdiocese of Sydney that children will receive their First Holy Communion in Year 3. It is to follow the sacrament of Reconciliation. The separation of the two sacraments enables an adequate catechesis on each of the sacraments.

Sacramental Dates for 2020

First Eucharist

 When  What
 Saturday, 13th October 2020 Parent Information Session - parents only
 Saturday, 17th October 2020 Welcome Lesson 1:   3:30pm
Commitment Mass: 5:00pm
 Saturday, 24th October 2020  Lesson 2:   3:30pm
 Mass: 5:00pm
 Saturday, 31st October 2020
 Lesson 3:   3:30pm
 Mass: 5:00pm
 Saturday, 7th November 2020
 Lesson 4:   3.30pm
 Mass: 5:00pm
 Saturday, 14th November 2020  Retreat/ Practice: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
 Mass: 5:00pm
 Sunday, 15th November 2020
 Saturday, 21st November 2020
 Sunday, 22nd November 2020
 First Holy Communion Masses: 12pm
 First Holy Communion Masses: 11am
 First Holy Communion Masses: 12pm

First Communion candidates will also need to attend a compulsory practice in the church one evening on the week before their First Communion. These dates will be confirmed in due course.


For more information please contact the Sacramental Team on 9746 6131
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via e-mail on sc@stmarthas.org.au