Lord Jesus,
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.

Prayers for
First Holy Communicants



Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,


Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

Yours are the eyes, you are his body.


Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
with compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.


Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

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.


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Please ensure that if your child is not Baptised in

St. Cronan's Church that you attach a copy of their Baptismal Cert

First Holy Communion