First Holy Communion


In our Catholic tradition the Mass is at the Centre of our spiritual lives. At Mass we are nourished by the Word of God and by the Body and Blood of Christ who we can receive in Holy Communion.

Our Holy Communion Programme aims to prepare children to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. The programme runs from September through to May on Saturday mornings, 10:00am-11:15am, once a month

Parents are encouraged to attend the Parents Meetings in Hume Hall, while the children are in the sessions. 

If your child is in Primary School Year 3 (or above) and you would like them to be prepared to receive First Holy Communion in May 2020, please:

  • fill in the Application Form;
  • attach a photo of the child;
  • provide a copy of the child’s baptism certificate (if not baptised in SJV);
  • submit it to the Parish Office by 14th September 2019.

Children who are in non-Catholic schools are required to attend supplement Religious Education classes on Sundays, 10:00-10:55am plus 11:00am Mass.