Event - First Holy Communion

22 June 2019

Children in Year 3 have prepared to receive two Sacraments; Reconciliation and Holy Communion. The class 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.

In the readings of the Holy Communion Mass, the children heard the story of the first Holy Communion that Jesus shared with his disciples and the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes when Jesus fed a crowd of people who had come to see and listen to him. Through prayer and discussion, the children realise that every Mass is a celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Then, on the following Tuesday, Year 3 pupils led a beautiful Thanksgiving mass for the whole of the school, whereupon Fr Gerry presented each communicant with their certificate.

"The Sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist, are privileged places of encountering Christ." Pope Francis

"I am grateful for receiving Jesus and spending time with him on this special day," said Amazing-Grace.

Joseph said, "I felt like a new person after my first confession."

"I felt relieved because I have received two Sacraments and I feel like my sins have been washed away," commented Sydney.