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First Holy Communion is one of the seven Sacraments. We have classes that run from January to May every year.

In our parish, we have embarked on a process for preparing children for the sacraments called ‘Growing in Faith Together’. In this process, you are encouraged to become the teacher of your child, with our support. This is a memorable time in your child’s life – and the memories you create during this preparation period will be cherished for a long time.

We recognise the diversity in the make-up of family life. The important thing for us is that you know that we welcome you and that we will give you all the resources and support you need to prepare your child for this special time in their life

Sacramental Preparation for baptised Catholic children in Year 3 and above.


Notices for First Holy Communion class (2022) 

This year we will be having the First Holy Communion class at Our Lady, Help of Christians with a limited number of places for children of our parishes – Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Patrick Church.  As we are two small parishes put together we have to prioritise children from our parishes.
There are a limited number of spaces and the deadline for expressions of interest is 29th October 2021. We will get back to you with a response by Saturday 13th November 2021 if your child/children have got a place in our class. Please remember that if this is not your parish you should also apply at your own parish, as we can’t guarantee your child a place here.

Your first point of contact for queries will be the catechists; please do not approach Father Mario as he may be unable to answer your query or pass your message to us. The decision of the catechist will be final.

To express your interest, please include the following information and email us at mottinghamfhc@rcaos.org.uk

  • Child’s name.
  • Name of the school the child attends.
  • School year group.
  • Is the child applying a Baptised Catholic?
  • The current church you and your family attend Mass.


Stay safe

Janet, Maria, Celia and Ronie
If you have any questions feel free to contact us on the OLHC First Holy Communion email at mottinghamfhc@rcaos.org.uk