The Sacrament of First Holy Communion
“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. ‘Take it and eat,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them saying, ‘Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
From now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in the kingdom of my Father.’
(Matt. 26 26-29)
Holy Communion or Eucharist. Eucharist comes from the Greek word, “eucharistia” which means “thanksgiving.” The Eucharist is “The Great Thanksgiving” in which we meet God in the ordinary substances of bread and wine.
First Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Catholic Christians life. It means that person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ for the first time.
First Holy Communion Program at Holy Spirit
The Sacrament of Eucharist generally referred to as First Holy Communion, is available to children in Year 3 or higher who have made their First Reconciliation.
Children wishing to be enrolled in the program will need to attend the Enrolment Meeting. The date of Enrolment Meeting is advertised in the Church Bulletin.
Following registration the child and parent must attend preparation classes as well as Sunday Mass. Classes are held in the Church on weekday evenings.