Holy Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion

In this sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection.  We focus particularly on the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples.

At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way.  When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings.  We become one with him, and we become one with each other.  As a community we become ‘the body of Christ’.

Holy Communion is taken to the sick and housebound after each Sunday Mass by Ministers of Communion.  Because the Eucharist is our great sign of unity as a community, one must be a Catholic to receive Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion Program

In our parish, Catholic children make their first Eucharist (receive First Communion) when they are in Year 3 or above as is the practice of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated as the second Sacrament of Initiation, followed after Reconciliation.

They prepare for this through the Children’s Sacramental Program and our program takes place in Term 3 of the school year.  Enrolments for this program are taken in Term 2.  Please see our Sacramental Calendar for more details.