Event - First Holy Communion

18 June 2016

This year the children of Year 3 have prepared to receive two Sacraments; Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Through studying the Bible stories, where Jesus taught his disciples forgiveness and how Jesus healed through the power of forgiveness, the children understood that to become closer to God we should say sorry, forgive others and go to confession.

In preparing for their First Holy Communion, the children read the story of Jesus' Last Supper and how he took some bread and wine, blessed it and gave it to his disciples, telling them it was his body and blood. The children understand how every Mass is a re-enactment of this event.

The children know that in Mass the priest turns the bread and wine into Jesus' body and blood. They also know how it may look and taste like bread and wine, but it the Eucharist.

The children received their First Holy Communion with great reverence and joy. The following week Year 3 lead a whole school Thanksgiving Mass where the children received their certificates from Fr Soji.