What is First Holy Communion?

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is the Eucharist, which we receive at Holy Mass and which we believe is the real physical and spiritual presence of Jesus Christ. As Catholics, we take Jesus at His word when He says ‘This is my body, which is given for you’ (Luke 22:19). 

‘When we receive Holy Communion, we receive our joy and our happiness ... The good God, wishing to give Himself to us in the Sacrament of His love, gave us a vast and great desire, which He alone can satisfy.’  St John Vianney

How can my child receive First Holy Communion at St Patrick’s?

Children begin preparation for the reception of their First Holy Communion when they are seven years old. Since St Patrick’s church is not attached to a school, First Holy Communion sessions take place within the parish. They occur weekly and start in the autumn term.

Please contact the parish office for more information.

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