St Mark's Sacrament Holy Communion

In this Sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We focus particularly on the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples.

At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way. When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus info our very beings. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community we become 'the body of Christ'.

Holy Communion is taken to the sick and housebound by Eucharist Ministers. Because the Eucharist is our great sign of unity as a community, one must be a Catholic to receive Holy Communion.

Holy Communion | First Eucharist Program:
In the Sacrament of Holy Communion | First Eucharist candidates receive the Body of Christ and the precious Blood for the first time.
It is the practice of the Archdiocese of Sydney that children receive their Holy Communion in Year 3 or above. Candidates must be Baptised and have received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance | Confession).

Children aged 7 years & over from a variety of schools come together to learn and celebrate as a united Parish community. As we part of the Sydney Archdiocese, we follow their programs. Our successful sacramental program runs through:

  • Information Session and a Commitment Mass,
    compulsory attendance to both by parent & child.
  • Four weekly one hour group preparation sessions,
    compulsory for parent to accompany their child & be an actively involved.
  • Attendance essential to weekly Masses during the course of the program.
  • Prayer & Practising evening
    compulsory attendance for parents to accompany their child, which also includes a rehearsal of their Mass Liturgy.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion | First Eucharist 2018:

16 March – 6 April 2018
Enrolment Letter & Application Form - Return by  6 April 2018.

Tuesday 1 May 2018 7.30pm @ Parish Centre Upstairs
Parent Leaders Meeting - Attendance Essential

Thursday 3 May 2018 7.30pm @ St. Mark's Hall
Parent Only Meeting – Attendance Essential

Saturday/Sunday 5/6 May 2018 6.00pm & 9.00am Masses
Enrolment Masses – Attendance Essential

7 – 28 May 2018 Group Preparation.
Four weekly one hour sessions – Attendance Essential

Thursday 31 May/ 7 & 14 June 2018 7.00pm -8.00pm
Prayer and Practice – Attendance Essential

Tuesday 22nd & 29th May 2018 7.00pm- 8.00pm
Sat 2nd / Sat 9th (long weekend) & 16th June 11.00am – 11.55am @ St. Mark's Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation - 7:00pm Attendance Essential

Sunday 9.00am 3rd /10th & 17th June 2018
(Three 9.00am & Two 6.00pm Vigil Masses)
Saturday 6.00pm Vigil 9th & 16th June 2018 - Celebration Masses

 We look forward to welcoming you to our sacramental program & assisting you & your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

For more information, please complete the First Eucharist | Holy Communion enrolment application & return to our Pastoral Associate email: for a reply within 10 working days or contact the Parish office.

The Sacrament of Holy Commion | First Eucharist for Adults
Adults, who wish to receive this sacrament, contact the parish office on 9181 1795 for more details.