Also known as “First Holy Communion” To be eligible to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, your child must be at least eight years old by 31st August the year before the sacrament is received. Registration is usually in December and registration forms are available from the Presbytery. If you have any queries/questions please contact the parish secretary at the presbytery.Parents of children not Baptised at St. Boniface Church must produce a Baptismal Certificate to register their child.
What does the Church Teach? The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. “At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.”