First Holy Communion

St Francis of Assisi, Paddington
Saturday 22nd June 2019, 5:30pm

The sacrament of First Holy Communion is a very important moment in the life of a Catholic, since this is the first time that we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus as part of the worshipping community of God’s family. Children making their First Holy Communion should be in Year 3 or above in school and need to have celebrated First Reconciliation prior to their First Holy Communion.

In order to help your child understand the significance of this occasion, it is, of course, necessary for them to complete a period of preparation and formation. If your child attends St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School, the preparation is undertaken at the school. If this is not the case, it will be necessary for your child to undertake a formation programme with the Parish. This programme is run in partnership with parents/guardians and the details of this are provided at our Information Session. Please note, completion of this programme is compulsory for all candidates.

The dates & times for the 2019 First Holy Communion programme are:
Information Session
5:30pm, Thursday 16th May: St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington
5:30pm, Thursday 13th June: St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington
Celebration of the First Holy Communion
5:30pm Vigil Mass, Saturday 22nd June 2019

Please note that attendance at the Information Session & Rehearsal is compulsory for all candidates and at least one parent/carer.

Registrations for First Holy Communion close on Friday, 10th May 2019. If you would like to enroll your child in the program for 2019 please download and complete the registration form and return to the Parish Office or email to [email protected].
A copy of the candidates Baptismal and/or First Reconciliation certificate/s must be included if the sacrament/s was not celebrated at Edgecliff or Paddington Parish. There is a suggested fee of $35 to cover the administrative costs of running the programme.

Please note, the form and requested documentation must be completed for all candidates including those who attend St Francis Regional Primary School.