First Holy Communion Programme 2024

If your child is currently in year 3 and above, they are now eligible to prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form below and submit your application by Sunday 7th of January 2024 at the latest. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

If you do not reside in the parish of St Teresa’s or St Vincent’s written permission allowing your child to take part in this First Holy Communion programme must be obtained from your parish priest. Please email this confirmation to before the first session on the Sunday 4th of February 2024

There will be a total of 9 Sunday preparation sessions which will take place in St Teresa’s Community Centre plus a further two sessions for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a rehearsal these two final sessions will take place on a Saturday in St Teresa’s Church. Please see dates and times of each of the sessions below.

If you apply, further information regarding the programme and how to purchase the book ‘I Belong’ which supports the programme and costs £10 will be emailed to you by Sunday 21st of January 2024.

To be accepted onto the First Holy Communion programme the child and at least one of the parents must be a Baptised Catholic.

A copy of a Baptismal Certificate confirming the child’s baptism is required to be presented at the first session on Sunday 4th of February.

Once you press the submit button it will disappear and be replaced by a green box with the following text – ‘Thanks for submitting the form for the First Holy Communion 2024. We will be in touch soon with further details’. Please keep a look out for it so you know your application has been received.

1Sunday4th February09:00 – 10:00
2Sunday11th February09:00 – 10:00
3Sunday18th February09:00 – 10:00
4Sunday25th February09:00 – 10:00
5Sunday3rd March09:00 – 10:00
6Sunday10th March09:00 – 10:00
7Sunday17th March09:00 – 10:00
8Sunday24th March09:00 – 10:00
9Sunday21st April09:00 – 10:00
10 (Reconciliation)Saturday (Church)27th  April09:00 – 10:00
11 (Rehearsal)Saturday (Church)11th May09:00 – 10:00
First Holy Communion Masses will take place at St Teresa’s Church on Saturday 18th May at 10:00am and 1:00pm


Photography and filming is not permitted during the Mass, however there will be an official photographer on the day. We would like to share some of the photographs taken with the wider community via our parish website. Photographs will be of the service, including individual, group and family shots; parental permission for your child to be included in these photographs and published on the parish website is required.