First Holy Communion

Application forms for this Sacrament are available from one the clergy when the church is open for private prayer. They are also available here First Holy Communion Application Form with a letter giving full details of the preparation classes here Introductory Letter Please read them all carefully noting in particular the deadline for handing in your form. If you have another commitment which clashes totally or in part with any of the sessions you must talk to us before you apply.

Sacramental preparation at Our Lady's involves sessions for children and parents beginning in January. Parents are encouraged and helped to engage with the programme and pass on the gift of Faith to their child thus growing closer to Jesus together, particularly through an understanding of the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation, so that we all may be worthy to receive the gift of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

While young people (in Westminster Diocese) generally prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist in Year 3, older children and adults regularly come forward to prepare to receive this Sacrament. Please do not hesitate to chat with Fr Kevin, Fr Ben or Deacon William at any time.

Liturgy becomes exciting when one senses that God Himself is present under its sacred signs and its previous often ancient prayers. (Youcat 167)