First Eucharist (Holy Communion)
The Sacraments are a wonderful gift to us from God inviting us into deeper intimacy with Him. So that children can gain the full benefit of the experience, the preparation is vitally important. Unlike Baptism and Confirmation, Eucharist is a sacrament that can be received as often as one wants, and strengthens us with grace each time it is received.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the centre of the entire Christian life, in which Jesus Christ is offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. It is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life, signifying and effecting the unity of the people of God, providing spiritual nourishment, and achieving the building up of the Body of Christ. (Canon 897)
People normally receive their Sacraments in the Parish they regularly attend (and closest to their residence). Requests may be made to complete their sacraments at Mary Immaculate Church for those who do not live within the Waverley Parish, however this does requires permission from their local Parish. Your child cannot complete the Sacrament of First Eucharist without permission from your local Parish.
- Candidates are in Year 3 or above at school.
- Attend Mary Immaculate Church on a regular basis.
- Candidates have been baptised and celebrated their First Reconciliation. A copy of Baptism Certificate & Reconciliation provided with enrolment form if not completed at St Charles Borromeo Parish.
- Attendance at the Information Night and Rehearsal session by the Candidate and at least one parent/carer is mandatory. Attendance by both parents encouraged.
Key dates for 2023
- Parent Information Evening:Wednesday, 26th July @ 6.30pm at Mary Immaculate Parish Centre
- Commitment Mass: Saturday, 29th July @ 5pm at Mary Immaculate Church
- First Eucharist Serving of the Grandparents morning/ Training Day: Friday, 8th September @ 9.30am- 12.30pm at the School Hall and Mary Immaculate Church.
- Sacrament of First Eucharist: Sunday, 10th September @ 11:30am (photos from 10:45am)