First Communion

Receiving one’s “Solemn First Communion” is a highlight of a child’s early faith life since from a very early age they have desired to receive Holy Communion. The Eucharist is the central act of worship in the liturgical life of the Catholic Church. The celebration of the Mass is the best expression of the church’s worship of God. Eucharist means “thanksgiving”. It is the greatest means Christians have of thanking God the Father for the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. In receiving Holy Communion, we receive the real presence of Jesus and so enter into an “intimate communion with God”.

Our Grade Two children are preparing for their Solemn First Communion in the Catholic schools of the parish.

For children in pubic and private schools who would like to celebrate the sacraments, due to the pandemic and for health safety, we will no longer use the correspondence program at the diocese for 2020/2021. We ask that you call the parish office or email Lynette Brown at lbrown@hamiltondiocese.com so we can contact you in helping your child with the instruction required for the sacrament.

In addition a parish preparation for receiving Holy Communion is offered for all candidates together with their parents.


For those who were to celebrate their First Communion in the spring of 2020 see below the new dates:

PARISH PROGRAM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AT 11:00 AM


ST. LUKE SCHOOL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH AT 11:00 AM


ST. VINCENT SCHOOL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AT 11:00 AM

For further information, please contact Lynette Brown at lbrown@hamiltondiocese.com