First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion 2020

Tuesday 22 September

Thursday 24 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 17 October

Sunday  18 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 20 & 27 October or

Wednesday 21 & 28 October 


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

St Michael's Year 3 candidates receive their lesson during school class time.

2 x 50 minute lessons held over two consecutive weeks

4:00pm or 5:00pm

Thursday  5 November 


Thursday 12 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  8 November 

Sunday 15 November 

First Holy Communion Masses

Mass 1 & Mass 2

Mass 3

 St Michael’s Church

 8 Nov 11:30am, 2:00pm                

15 Nov 11:30am

Celebrating First Holy Communion 2020

Information Evening

There are 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 and is scheduled for Tuesday 22 September at 7pm in the church. The second is for parents and carers of children who attend state or private schools on Thursday 24 September 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 thirty minutes. Candidates are not required to attend the information evening.

First Communion Mass Dates

First Communion will be celebrated over three Masses: Sunday 8 November 2020 at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm and Sunday 15 November 2020 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 17 or 18 October, 2020. 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 20 or 21 October 2020.

Mass Rehearsals

Rehearsal are held on the Thursday prior to the candidate receiving their First Communion. Rehearsal will be held on Thursday 5 or 12 November after school in the church.


Enrolment for the first Communion sacramental program are made here via the parish website and will open September 2020. For further information please attend the information session for parents in September or 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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Sunday - 7:30am

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