St Kentigern's

R.C Primary School

Sacramental Programme 2022-23

First Holy Communion

In Year 3 the children prepare to make the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.  St. Kentigern's supports and prepares the children on their special journey towards the Sacraments through weekly lessons in school, and the children will be further nurtured along their faith journeys with support from Fr Micheal.


For those children preparing for this sacrament, they will participate in lessons to fully prepare them to receive Jesus into their hearts. The children study the Last Supper when Jesus shared his last meal with the disciples. They look in particular at the breaking of the bread and how this is similar to the celebration of the Mass.


By examining the words of Jesus at the Last Supper and the priest at Mass, they learn to appreciate that we are present with Jesus every time we go to Mass.


The children study all of the parts of the Mass in detail over the year but focus particularly on the Liturgy of the Eucharist leading up to the celebration of First Holy Communion. 


By exploring each of the parts of the Liturgy of the Eucharist in detail, the children learn that the Mass is a celebration of thanksgiving and that during the Eucharistic prayer, the priest asks the Holy Spirit to change the gifts of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus.