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First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion Programme consists of two separate sacraments, Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Communion. Each year, we hold a First Holy Communion Programme for children in the parish (Usually Year 4 age).

The programme involves a number of courses, run by our fantastic volunteer catechists. The first teaching session is normally held at the end of March/beginning of April. At this session, the children will make their first Confession.

How to arrange First Holy Communion

If you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion (Year 4 and above), please see Father Neil after Sunday Mass for the necessary forms and information.

Receiving Holy Communion is not limited to the celebration of their First Holy Communion. It is important that children and parents are regular attendees at Sunday Mass.