Eucharist (First Holy Communion)

In the Eucharist, Jesus gives himself completely to us.  Jesus becomes the spiritual food we need for life's journey.  The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a parish based program st Patrick's Sutherland.  This approach acknowledges the important role of parents and families in the whole preparation process, as parents are the first educators of children in their faith.  The Parish Sacramental Team and parish community, as well as St Patrick's Primary school staff and Catechists support families during the program.  In this partnership, the spiritual development of a child can be nourished and grown.  We hope that families enjoy the family centred Sacramental program and experience a warm sense of belonging.  If you have any enquiries regarding First Holy Communion, please contact the Sacramental co-ordinator (Jennie Myers) - Phone 9521 2356 or email   We look forwarding to journeying with families during this special times in their lives.

With gratitude for your faith and support.

The St Patrick's Sacrament Team

Eligibility - Candidates must be baptised Catholic, have received First Reconciliation and be seven years of age or older and be in Year 3 or above.

2019 Dates

Enrolment period - 26 July to 5 August

Parent Reflection and Information evening - Wednesday 7 August at 7pm in the church

Preparation program  from 9am to 9.45am-

Session one - 11 August

Session two - 18 August

Session three - 25 August

Parent/s and child attend Mass during the program at either the Saturday 5pm Vigil Mass or Sunday at 8am or 10am.  The commitment weekend is on 10/11 August.

Retreat day - Friday 6 September

Celebration of the Sacrament of Eucharist (First Holy Communion) - Saturday 14 September - 5pm or Sunday 15 September - 10am or 12noon