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First Holy Communion

We Celebrate the Eucharist

We offer preparation to families with children in Year 3 or above in the current academic year and who attend Mass at OLSD.

Registration for First Holy Communion in June 2024 is now closed.

Candidates are expected to attend Mass on Weekends. Mass times are Saturday 5.30 pm; Sunday 9.00 am and 10.30 am.

Parents’ Meetings are usually on designated Tuesdays at 8.00 pm in the Church Hall or Church.

Children’s Meetings are on Tuesdays 4.45 – 6.15 pm in the Church Hall. Please refer to the First Communion 2023-24 Programme for specific dates.

The suggested donation towards the costs of the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Preparation Programme 2023-2024 is £30 per child.

  • By cheque: CDP Farnborough Our Lady & St Dominic
  • By Bank Transfer: CDP Farnborough Our Lady & St Dominic; Account Number: 00877965; Sort Code: 309304; Quoting Reference: FHC (First Holy Communion) and the child’s surname
  • Online Payment: via Dona
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a solemn observance of a person receiving the Eucharist for the first time. Holy Communion is the reception of the Eucharist, that is, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ found under the auspices of bread and wine. It is the third of the three sacraments of initiation. A baptized child’s First Communion is usually celebrated around age seven or eight and is preceded by their first confession (the sacrament of Reconciliation).