Eucharist – Holy Communion
The sacrament of Holy Communion brings to completion the Christian process of initiation. In this sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember particularly the Last Supper – that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way. When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very being. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community we become ‘the body of Christ’.
The Sunday Eucharist (Sunday Mass) is the highpoint of our worship as a parish. The Eucharist is also celebrated twice a day Monday to Friday (6:30 am and 9:30 am), on Saturday mornings (8:00am), and on special occasions.
Holy Communion is taken to the sick and housebound after each Sunday Mass by parishioners who are Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. Please contact us if you would like to register.
Exposition of the Blessed Eucharist is held on Saturday mornings on special occasions as part of Marian devotions 8:30am – 9:30am.
First Holy Communion – Children
Because the Eucharist is our great sign of unity as a community, one must be a Catholic to receive Holy Communion. Catholic children usually receive their First Holy Communion after the age of 8. They prepare for this through the Children’s Sacramental Program.
First Holy Communion is celebrated after the completion of both Confirmation and Reconciliation, usually in Year 3, or at least when children are eight years or older.
First Holy Communion completes a person’s journey into full communion with the Catholic Church and is the high point of our faith.
In our parish, which is part of the Diocese of Broken Bay, children usually receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion) over a twelve-month period, beginning in Year 2 and concluding in Year 3.
To enrol your child for First Holy Communion please see the Children’s’ Sacramental Program page.
Resources for Leaders - First Eucharist Preparation
Flame of Faith (Brisbane Archdiocese – simple explanations, Youtube videos explaining the sacraments)
Liturgy Brisbane(resources for purchase)
Sacraments – Eucharist (text with explanation for leader prep)
Liturgy Office UK Resources (Celebrating the Mass – adult formation)
Pastoral liturgy Archive (Pastoral Liturgy Journal archived articles)
Elements of the Catholic Mass (for adult formation)
Youtube links that may be appropriate for either parent or child preparation from Search Sophia Sketchpad.
The Eucharist (There are versions for the other sacraments also).
Confirmation (There are versions for the other sacraments also).