First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion 2018

Wednesday 26 September

Thursday 27 September 

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 20 October

Sunday  21 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 23 & 30 October and

Wednesday 24 & 31 October 

                    

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  1 November 

 

Thursday 8 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  4 November 

Sunday 11 November 

First Holy Communion Masses

Mass 1 & Mass 2

Mass 3

 St Michael’s Church

4 Nov 11:30am, 2:00pm                

11 Nov 11.30am

Celebrating First Holy Communion 2018

Information Evening

There will now be two information sessions for the sacrament of First Communion program. The first on Wednesday 26 September at 7pm in the church is for parents and carers of children who attend St Michael's School only. The second is for parents and carers of children who attend state or private schools and will be held on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 7.00 pm 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 4 November 2018 at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm and Sunday 11 November 2018 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 20 or 21 October, 2018. 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 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 23 & 24 October 2018.

Mass Rehearsals

Rehearsal are held on the Thursday prior to the candidate receiving their First Communion. Rehearsal will be held on Thursday 1 or 8 November after school in the church.

Enrolments

All candidates must enrol on the program. Bookings open 28 September and are made via the online booking form on the parish website. The program fee is $30 per candidates and applies to candidates from State and Private schools attending lessons at the Parish or St Michael's students in Year 4 and above who will receive their lessons at the Parish also. Payment can be made via credit card on the parish website or cash or cheque will be received at the information evening or at the parish office.

Please only complete the booking form once per candidate. Lesson & Mass selection is made via the drop down menu on the booking form. If you need to change your selection please contact the parish office. A copy of the candidate's Baptism certificate is required if your child was not baptised at St Michael's AND you have not previously submitted one to the parish office i.e. for First Reconciliation. 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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Vigil (Saturday) - 6pm
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Sunday - 8am

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