First Holy Communion (Eucharist)

Any child not attending a Catholic school is able to celebrate their First Holy Communion as a Catechist. The Candidate must be in at least Grade 3 level.
St Kevin’s Catechist program is a commitment between family, child and parish which includes working through a Catechist booklet (provided). The program is a combination of at home preparation and in person sessions with our Sacramental Coordinator, Ana Saro.
Ana will ensure that the child is prepared for the Sacrament through the compulsory teaching sessions which align with the school’s workshop and reflection day.
Please contact the Parish office on 9850 5983  to register and begin.

2024 First Eucharist Dates:

Classes are conduced in the Parish House – Thursdays – 4.00-5.00pm 

Class 1 – 12 September

Class 2 – 19 September

Class 3 – 17 October

Please note: in accordance with Archdiocesan Child Safeguarding Guidelines, and to support the candidate/s in their faith journey, at least one parent/guardian must attend these classes together with their child/ren.

Child Reflection Retreat Day 

9 October – Wednesday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Commitment Mass and Parent / Child Workshop

10 October – Thursday 6.30 – 8.30pm

Please note that all events require compulsory attendance.


Sacrament Celebration Masses

19 October – Saturday 5.30pm

or

20 October – Sunday 10.00am


We look forward to celebrating this important Sacrament with your child/ren. In the meantime, and to help with preparation, we encourage all families to attend Mass on a regular basis, as this will prepare your child to feel comfortable during Mass and help them to feel at ease in Church and with Fr Charles.

If you would like your child to receive the sacrament of First Eucharist, please contact the Parish Office on 9850 5983 or email us on templestowe@cam.org.au
Blessings from all of us at St Kevin’s Parish.
Please note: Registration for all enrolled students at our Parish Schools will be done through their school.