First Holy Communion

communionFirst Holy Communion is preceded by First Confession, and the full titles of these two Sacraments are the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.  These two Sacraments will normally be received by children in Year 2 or 3 and, to register, parents need to complete an enrolment form.  This can be printed from the PDF below or picked-up from the Parish Office.  fhc-enrolment-form-2016-17

Prior to receiving their First Holy Communion, children will make their First Confession.  Guidance will have been given, and the Sacrament takes place towards the end of the Season of Advent in the Parish Reconciliation Service, when a number of priests will be available.

At Our Lady and St Anne’s church, so that the church does not become over-crowded, and so that more parishioners can be involved, First Holy Communions are spread over four consecutive Sundays, all at the 10.00am Mass.

DATES FOR 2016 – 2017 (All the information below, and more, in this PDF first-holy-communion-programme-2016-17-2 )

First Communion Meetings – All Monday sessions begin at 3.45pm.  Meet in the church.
Monday 3rd October 2016 – Session 1: Parents Meeting and Enrolment Forms
Sunday 9th October 2016 – 10.00am Sunday Mass and enrolment of children
Monday 10th October 2016 – Session 2: The Rite of Baptism
Monday 17th October 2016 – Session 3: Sin
Monday 31st October 2016 – Session 4: Jesus, the Sinless One
Monday 21st November 2016 – Session 5: Our Blessed Lady, the Sinless One
Monday 5th December 2016 – Session 6: The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday 18th December 2016 – 3.00pm Service of Reconciliation

First Communion Masses – all at the 10.00am Sunday Mass
Sunday 21st May 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017 (Ascension)
Sunday 4th June 2017 (Pentecost)
Sunday 11th June 2017 (Trinity)
Please choose one of these dates for your child to attend. If you communicate your preference by email to the Parish Office on the Parish Administrator will allocate places on a first come first served basis, and confirm your date by return email.