First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion Programme consists of two separate sacraments, Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Communion. Each year, we hold a First Holy Communion Programme for children in the parish (Usually Year 3 age).

The programme involves a number of courses, run by our fantastic volunteer catechists. The first teaching session is normally held at the end of March/beginning of April. At this session, the children will make their first Confession.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2017 – Proposed Programme:

Full Parent’s Meeting: Tuesday 28th March at 7pm
Preparation Day 1; Saturday 1st April 2017 –  10-3pm
Preparation Day 2: Saturday 29th April 2017   10-3pm
Presentation to the Parish: 29th/20th April –    10-3pm
Preparation Day 3: Saturday 13th May 2017    10-3pm
Preparation Day 4: Saturday 10th June 2017 –  10-3pm
First Confession: Tuesday 13th June 2017 from 7pm
First Holy Communion Day: Saturday 17th June 2017

How to arrange First
Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s

If you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion (Year 3 and above), please see Father Neil after Sunday Mass for the necessary forms and information.

Receiving Holy Communion is not limited to the celebration of their First Holy Communion. It is important that children and parents are regular attendees at Sunday Mass.