Eucharist (First Holy Communion)

The Eucharist is “the source and the summit of the whole of the  Church’s worship and of the Christian life”. “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch” (CCC, 1324)

This year in our Parish, children will be prepared for both their first Confession (Reconciliation) and their First Holy Communion at the same time, and the preparation will be combined into six consecutive weekly lessons at St Mel’s parish hall, to be conducted by Fr. Peter Joseph.

First Confession will be held in the Church on Saturday 25th June, 2022.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd July, 2022 at 11.30am Mass

If you wish to enrol your child or children (Year 3 or above) for the Sacraments of First Confession and Holy Communion, please fill in the attached Enrolment Form and add a copy of his or her baptism certificate and return by Tuesday 3 May to:
Father Peter Joseph at the church before or after any Mass –
or drop them off at the parish office
or email them to: stmelscampsie@bigpond.com
or put them in the mail-box at the front of the presbytery, 7 Evaline St, Campsie.

This is a very interesting and precious time for your child. It is our privilege to work with you in order to help your child in their preparation to receive the Body of Jesus Christ. We hope that this journey enriches your faith.