First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion 2019

Tuesday 15 October

Thursday 17th October

Information Evening - St Michael's School parents only

Information evening - State and Private School parents

St Michael’s Church 7:00pm

St Michael's Church 7.00pm

Saturday 26 October

Sunday  27 October

Presentation of Candidates at Mass (St Michael’s Church only)

St Michael’s Church Masses

Sat  6:00pm or

Sun 9:30am or 6:00pm


Tuesday 29 Oct &  5 Nov or

Wednesday 30 Oct & 6 Nov 


Lessons for State and private school candidates and St Michael's students in Yr 4 or above.

2 x 50 minute lessons held over two consecutive weeks

4:00pm or 5:00pm

Thursday  7 November 


Thursday 14 November 

Liturgy rehearsal. Compulsory attendance for your allocated Mass group.

St Michael’s Church
Mass 1 – 3:45pm
Mass 2 – 4:45pm

Mass 3 – 3:45pm


Sunday  10 November 

Sunday 17 November 

First Holy Communion Masses

Mass 1 & Mass 2

Mass 3

 St Michael’s Church

10 Nov 11:30am, 2:00pm                

17 Nov 11.30am

Celebrating First Holy Communion 2019

Information Evening

There will now be two information sessions for the sacrament of First Communion program. The first is for parents and carers of children who attend St Michael's School only and is scheduled for Tuesday 15th October at 7pm in the church. The second is for parents and carers of children who attend state or private schools on Thursday 17th October at 7pm in the church. The parents or guardians of candidates celebrating their first Communion are asked to attend the relevant meeting which will run for approximately forty minutes. Candidates are not required to attend the information evening.

First Communion Mass Dates

First Communion will be celebrated over three Masses: Sunday 10 November 2019 at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm and Sunday 17 November 2019 at 11.30 am. 

Please note the children at St Michael's Parish celebrate their first Holy Communion in Year 3 (or above). They are required to have been baptised in the Catholic faith and to have made their first Reconciliation prior to making their first Communion. If they have not made their first Reconciliation they should contact Fr Geoffrey or enrol in the program run in July.

Presentation Masses

Candidates making their first Communion are required to attend one of the weekend Masses at St Michael's (Saturday 6.00 pm, or Sunday 9.30 am or 6.00 pm) on 26 or 27 October, 2019. After the Homily at Mass Fr Geoffrey will invite the candidates to come forward with their Photo forms. The Parish Community then prays for the candidates as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament. Their forms are collected and photographs of the candidates are displayed in the Church in the weeks leading up to the celebration. Please print photo form in landscape orientation.

Download the First Communion Photo Form

Lesson Preparation

Candidates from St Michael's Primary in year 3 will prepare for their first Communion at school during lesson time. All other candidates from State and Private schools and St Michael's students in year 4 and above are required to attend 2 x 50 minute lessons led by Katherine de Haast our Sacramental Coordinator. Lessons are held in the church hall and full attendance is required. Lessons start Tuesday 29 & 30 October 2019.

Mass Rehearsals

Rehearsal are held on the Thursday prior to the candidate receiving their First Communion. Rehearsal will be held on Thursday 7 or 14 November after school in the church.


Enrolments for the sacramental program for 2019 are now closed. For further information please contact the Parish Office: P 9427 2034 E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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