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St Mary's Brighton First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

What is Holy Communion?

First Holy Communion is a wonderful moment in a child’s life and represents a sign of growth in the knowledge and love of God for each and every child. Parents who bring their child or children for First Holy Communion are fulfilling the vow they made publicly at their child’s baptism some years before to be the “first and best teachers of their child in the ways of faith”. Now they are more actively fulfilling this vow.


What preparations are involved?

The celebration of First Holy Communion each year is primarily a Parish Community Celebration. There is great expectation that the family are full practising members of the community and that they regularly come to Mass. On this understanding, the parish will provide all the necessary help to parents and children, particularly those children not attending Catholic schools.


The support from parents for this and other elements of the course cannot be emphasised enough.

We want your child to enjoy this preparation time and ask you to look on it as an opportunity for your family, to grow in faith and in your knowledge and love of God, together.


As parent, you have the most important role in the preparation process, which is primarily to:

  • Accompany your Child to Mass

  • Pray for and with Your Child

  • Witness to your Faith by Family Lifestyle and Conversation

How do we get involved?

Your support and encouragement during the process is vital to the Catechists and to your child’s faith development. Sports events, parties and other such competing attractions must come second to First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Preparation.


First Holy Communion Preparation starts on September the 8th! Sign up from 4th June to 16 July only

Applications after 16th July will not be accepted! Make sure you live within St Mary's or St Thomas More's parish.

To sign up , please follow the QR code below:


or register via the button below:

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