First Holy Communion
There is no parent information session scheduled for 2022.
All candidates who completed their First Reconciliation through St Michael’s
in 2021 or 2022 are enrolled and are NOT required to enrol again. These people will be contacted by email in
If your child has received their First Reconciliation at another Parish please proceed with this booking.
Enquiries to Marie at St Michael’s parish office
Sat 15, 22 & 29 October
Sun 16, 23 & 30 October
For state and independent school candidates and
St Michael’s students in Yr 4 or above:
Sacrament preparation lessons followed by Mass held over 3 consecutive weeks.
Parish Hall, Dorritt Street
St Michael’s Church
Wed 2 November
For all candidates: Holy Communion Liturgy rehearsals. Please attend the rehearsal time that corresponds to your chosen First Holy Communion Mass.
State & Independent school candidates will make their reconciliation before/after their rehearsal.
St Michael’s Church
Mass 1 rehearsal: 4:00pm
Mass 2 rehearsal: 5:30pm
Mass 1: Sun 6 November
Mass 2: Sun 13 November
First Holy Communion Masses
St Michael’s Church
Celebrating First Holy Communion 2022
The children of 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 received their First Reconciliation. If your child is baptised Catholic but is yet to receive their First Reconciliation please enroll them in our First Reconciliation program that runs in Term 3 and attend the First Reconciliation Parent information session to be held on Sunday 24 July. Program details are found under the First Reconciliation heading on the Sacrament menu.
FIRST COMMUNION MASS DATES
We are pleased to celebrate First Holy Communion over two Masses in 2022. Mass dates are Sunday 6th November or Sunday 13 November at 11:30am. Mass dates are subject to availability and any prevailing government restrictions for COVID safety requirements.
Candidates will attend Mass after their sacrament lessons on Saturday or Sunday evenings, where they will be presented to the parish community.
Candidates from St Michael’s Primary in year 3 will prepare for their first Communion during class lesson time.
All candidates from state and independent schools and St Michael’s students in year 4 and above are required to attend 3 x 50 minute lessons followed by Mass at 6pm. The sacrament program is taught by our Sacramental Teacher, Mrs Lolina Aljasin. Lessons will be held in the Church Hall and full attendance is required for lessons and Mass. Lesson 1 commences on 15 or 16 October at 5pm. You will be asked to indicate your lesson and Mass choice on the online booking sheet.
Mass rehearsals will take place for all candidates on Wednesday 2 November 2022. First Communion Mass 1 bookings attend Mass 1 rehearsal at 4:00pm and First Communion Mass 2 attend their rehearsal at 5:30pm. Candidates must attend the rehearsal time that corresponds to their first Communion Mass selection. Please take this into consideration when booking your child’s First Communion Mass date as rehearsal attendance is mandatory. All state and independent school candidates will make their reconciliation between 5:00-5:30pm on the rehearsal afternoon.
Children who received their First Reconciliation at St Michael’s in 2021 are automatically enrolled for their First Communion sacrament in 2022. They are not required to enrol again. They will be sent an email requesting they indicate their lesson dates and Mass selection. If you have changed your email address or family details since July 2021 please send through your new contact details to the parish office.
Enrolment for candidates who wish to celebrate their First Holy Communion at St Michael’s who have previously made their First Reconciliation at another parish will need to complete an enrolment form and attach their baptism certificate. New enrolments for First Communion Sacramental Program will open 19 September following the information session for parents. Enrolments will close 12 October at C.O.B.. For further information please contact the Parish Office: 9427 2034 or via email email@example.com