First Holy Communion

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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 the Class of 2022

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Notices for the next First Holy Communion Class of 2023

Dear Parents and Carers, this to advise the registration process is now open for Communion preparation classes 2023.

As you will all know we have a limited number of spaces. If you are registered with another parish other than Our Lady, Help of Christians and/or St Patrick we advise you to also register for classes at your own parish.

You will need to download and fill out the form, here. If the link does not work you can also find the form on the ‘Sacraments‘ page under ‘Holy Communion.’ Once you have completed a form please send it to email before the closing date of 14th October 2022. If you have more than one child then you will need to fill out more than one form.

Open date: 25th September 2022

Close date: 14th October 2022

If you have any questions feel free to contact us on the OLHC First Holy Communion email at