FIRST HOLY COMMUNION | FIRST EUCHARIST
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’.
Applications for the Sacrament of First Eucharist will be available from Friday 21 April 2023.
We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.
At St Mark’s 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 prior to receiving the Sacrament.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Sacramental program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.