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First Holy Communion


 Children normally receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time during school Year 3.They make the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time shortly before their First Communion.

 The Parishes of Holy Trinity and Sacred Heart have a First Communion and Reconciliation programme which involves children, parents, teachers at St. Mary's Primary School.

 All children are invited to attend an enrolment Mass at Holy Trinity.

Throughout the year, the children and their parents will attend special liturgies, either at Holy Trinity or Sacred Heart.

 There are three parents' meetings throughout the year which all parents are asked to attend.

If you would like a home visit to discuss your child's preparation for this Sacrament, please let us know.

Instruction for this Sacrament takes place in two ways:

 a) Children at St. Mary's Primary School  - instruction takes place for children in Year 3 who wish to make their First Communion. Families will be contacted eary in the Autumn term.

For older children at St Mary's (Yrs 4 - 6) who have not yet made their First Communion alternative arrangements will be made. Speak to your child's teacher or contact Father Paul.

 b) Children at other schools.-instruction takes place currently on Friday afternoons (4.30 - 5.30) .

These classes currently take place in Church (entrance by the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at rear of Church). Venue may change in December. 

Children must be baptized Catholics and in School Yr 3 or above.

Please contact either Father Paul (01782 616483),  or Barbara Davies tel: 01782 436890 e-mail