Key Dates for First Holy Communion 2023
Parent Information Night: 7 September 2023
Sessions (four sessions held at St Ambrose Church): 3.30pm, 5.30pm or 7pm on Thurs 14/9, 21/9, 12/10 and 19/10 OR 3.30pm on Fri 15/9, 22/9, 13/10 and 20/10
Ceremonies: Sun 29 Oct and 5 Nov @ 11am
Registration: If you would like to register for this Sacrament, please follow this link.
Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator on 97431023 (Fridays) or email with any questions.
First Holy Communion is a parish-based program. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion welcomes baptised children to the Table of the Lord for the first time. It is offered to children from Year 3 onwards who have celebrated their First Reconciliation.
This program begins in Term 3 of the school year, and includes a Parent Information Night and four x 1 hour group sessions for both child and a parent. These sessions are held in the Church.
There may be a Reflection Day focusing on the important aspects of their Holy Communion journey. All children are expected to attend. This will be confirmed at the Parent Information Night.
There will be a practice afternoon on the Fridays prior to the First Holy Communion masses.
Accompanying Children in their preparation for Holy Communion –
August 2021 – Simon Yeats, the Sacramental and RCIA Coordinator for the ‘Life, Marriage and Family Centre’ of the Sydney Archdiocese recently put together an online discussion on how to ‘Accompany Children in their preparation for Reconciliation/Holy Communion/Confirmation’. Please find below the discussion on Holy Communion. We hope it will be beneficial to you as an added formation tool for parents, as the principal educators in the faith.