First Eucharist

During Mass, we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection and recall the Last Supper – the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Then, through our prayers to the Holy Spirit, the bread and wine we place on the altar are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Sacrament of Eucharist is commonly referred to as Holy Communion or Communion.

First Holy Communion is the third sacrament of initiation and is the climax of that initiation.  Eating and drinking with the rest of the community at the Table of the Lord is a sign of belonging fully to that community.

St Ignatius Parish offers First Holy Communion for those children who are in Year 4 or above and have received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.  First Holy Communion is usually celebrated in our parish in the Term 2 of the school year.  Preparation for this sacrament is parish-based and family-focussed.

Once a year St Ignatius Parish invites children in Year 4 and above, who have completed their Sacrament of Confirmation, to enrol to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

If you wish to register for Eucharist, please complete the Eucharist registration form (when link is open).

Enrolments for 2024 have now closed.