First Reconciliation

Before children receive their First Holy Communion, they must celebrate their First Reconciliation. This sacrament has a number of different names, including Confession and the Sacrament of Penance. The children of our parish are prepared for First Reconciliation at the church from September, and the sacrament is celebrated at the beginning of December.

First Holy Communion

Preparation for First Holy Communion begins after children have made their First Reconciliation. Classes run from January until Holy Week, and the First Holy Communions are celebrated in June each year.

About the Programme

The First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion programme is advertised between April and June each year. Application forms can be collected from reception during that time, for classes that begin in September.
  • Children in year 3 at primary school are invited to begin preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
  • There are classes most afternoons in the week and on Saturday mornings.
  • If your child is older, please contact reception. One of the priests will be happy to meet with you.
  • If you have missed the application period, please contact reception. Your child may have to wait for the following year’s programme.