Admission to Holy Communion

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

Each year, Admission to Holy Communion classes are held in the Parish for those parents who wish for their children to receive Holy Communion.

Holy Communion is a sacrament that requires a reverent approach and it is important that children who are to receive the sacrament have an understanding of it, commensurate with their age and faith development.

According to the ADMISSION OF CHILDREN TO HOLY COMMUNION CANON 1985

A child who has been baptised but who has not been confirmed is eligible to be admitted to the Holy Communion if the minister is satisfied that the child has been adequately instructed, gives evidence of appropriate understanding of the nature and meaning of the Holy Communion and has fulfilled the conditions of repentance and faith; and if the child, with the sponsorship of his or her parents or of other confirmed members of the congregation, seeks such admission while awaiting Confirmation.

A formal “Admission to Holy Communion” will then be conducted during the 9am service on the Sunday closest to the Feast of Corpus Christi in mid-June.

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED?

There is no cost for the Sacraments of the Church.

An optional thank offering may be given. This is used for the ongoing ministry of the parish. 

Please speak to one of the clergy if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Admission to Holy Communion classes.