Children in Year 4 and above who are baptised and have made their First Reconciliation (First Confession) may prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Full details of the Preparation Programme will be available in February 2024. Classes will begin in March 2024.
First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th May at Holy Family Church and on Saturday 18th May at Christ the King Church,
What is Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the Sacrament in which Jesus gives Himself to us. In Holy Communion we receive His very Body and Blood. Receiving Communion is the most intimate way in which we can unite ourselves to Jesus, who offered His life for us on the cross.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is also known as:
The Eucharist: a word which means ‘thanksgiving’ and describes the thanks which we offer to God in Holy Communion
The Lord’s Supper: a term sometimes used to highlight the fact that Christ celebrated Communion at His Last Supper, before His death on the cross
The Mass: a term which derives from a word meaning ‘to send’ and describes our ‘sending out’ to do God’s work once we have received spiritual strength from Communion.
Copyright Diocese of Leeds
We use the ‘Heart Speaks to Heart The Gift of Holy Communion’ materials, produced by the Diocese of Leeds, to prepare children for their First Holy Communion.
There are some additional resources to support you in working with your child as they prepare for their First Holy Communion.