First Holy Communion
First Holy Communicants
Help my child prepare
to receive you in first Penance
and first Holy Communion.
For you are with us always,
to heal and strengthen us.
Prayer Before Communion
Lord Jesus, come to me.
Lord, Jesus, give me your love.
Lord Jesus, come to me and give me yourself.
Lord Jesus, friend of children, come to me.
Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer After Communion
Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.
You’re a special friend to me.
Welcome, Lord Jesus, O welcome.
Thank you for coming to me.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you
For giving yourself to me.
Make me strong to show your love
Wherever I may be.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay
Close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all of us children in your loving care
And bring us to heaven to live with you there.
I’m ready now, Lord Jesus,
To show how much I care.
I’m ready now to give your love
At home and everywhere. Amen.
First Holy Communion 2020
Update - March 24th
At this time (March 24th), the Ceremonies of First Holy Communion planned for May 9th and May 16th have been postponed.
As soon as the Government allows gatherings of more than 100 people, the Ceremonies will be re-scheduled – possibly for over the Summer period.
In the meantime, stay safe - stay at home. And wash your hands!
The work of sacramental preparation is a process that begins long before the First Communion celebration.
The celebration of First Communion is not an end in itself. Together with Baptism and Confirmation it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community.
The sacramental preparation of children must always be seen within the context of whole - community, catechesis, home, school and parish working together in partnership.