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’.
ENROLMENT HAS CLOSED – STAY TUNED FOR OUR 2024 DATES.
2023 Sacrament of Holy Communion | First Eucharist
Enrolments: 2023 Applications have closed.
Candidate preparation sessions: Tuesday 16th May – Thursday 1st June 2023
Sacrament Celebration: Saturday Vigil 10 June 2023 at 5:30pm or Sunday 11 June 2023 at 9:00am
or Saturday Vigil 17 June 2023 at 5:30pm or Sunday 18 June 2023 at 9:00am
or Saturday Vigil 24 June 2023 at 5:30pm or Sunday 25 June 2023 at 9:00am
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.
At St Mark’s Parish the Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated as the second Sacrament of Initiation, followed after The Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation | Confession).