First Holy Communion
Sacramental preparation at Our Lady's involves 13 sessions for children and a few for parents beginning in December each year and running until May. The sessions are on Saturday mornings between 12:00 noon and 1:00pm during term time. If your child has another commitment at that time which cannot be moved and you live in this parish, we would be happy to give your child permission to be prepared elsewhere and to receive their First Holy Communion here. Application forms can be obtained from one of the clergy after any of the Sunday Masses for a period of six weeks during term time before the course begins.
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 or Fr Ben 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)