The Lord, having loved those who were his own, loved them to the end. Knowing that the hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father, in the course of a meal he washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love. In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; “thereby he constituted them priests of the New Testament. – Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1337
First communion is celebrated each year on the feast of Christ the King.
The parish offers a parent based programme in conjunction with other parishes in the pastoral area. The programme includes preparation for the sacraments of reconciliation and confirmation. Enrollments are invited in the first school term each year. Typically, the child has celebrated his or her 8th birthday by the time they receive their first communion. Familes with older children who have yet to celebrate these sacraments of intiation, should contact the parish priest.