Reconciliation and Holy Communion
As Catholics, we believe that the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith: it is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Pope Francis has called it the “Sacrament of Love”.
During Year 4, our children are given the opportunity to make the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. This is a major part in the life of a Catholic. Though no one can replace the role of the parent in preparing your child for this special moment, you are not alone in this task.
The parish and school will always be ready to help and support. Our school, in its Religious Education lessons, will teach your child about Jesus, the Church, the Sacraments and especially about Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
St James Schools and our parish community work very closely together to prepare the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the First Holy Communion celebration, and parishioners will provide you and your family, along with other families, opportunities to participate in its life and to get to know your fellow parishioners better.
If you would like your child to be registered on the programme, please contact St James’ Church office.
First Holy Communion 2023
Our First Holy Communion Mass will take place at St James’ Church at 9:15am on Sunday 11th June. Further information will be given regarding this in due course
First Holy Communion 2023 Updates
- Please find below a letter from Deacon Peter Jones regarding the preparations for first Holy Communion which will culminate with the celebration of the Sacrament in Summer 2023.
- A reminder that our next First Holy Communion session takes place at St James church at 8:45 on Sunday 15th January
- A reminder that our next First Holy Communion session takes place at St James church at 8:45 on Sunday 26th March.
Our children come together to celebrate their First Holy Communion June 2023
First Holy Communion is one of the most special and important occasions in our Roman Catholic life. Our children celebrated the occasion together in a beautiful Mass shared with friends, family and parishioners. We decorated the church with our wonderful art.
We are so proud of the hard work and commitment our children have made together in their Holy journey. May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love and the joy of his life within you.