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Mar 25, 2022

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion: Sunday 20th March 2022

Congratulations to Garin students Tyrone and Riley Houia on receiving their First Holy Communion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Richmond last weekend. They were joined by 26 other children and young people from the wider Parish.

What is First Holy Communion?

First Holy Communion is one of the 7 Sacraments of the Catholic church. It is when a person receives the body and blood of Jesus for the first time. This is considered a very holy and significant event in our lives and is a sacrament we repeat every time we receive communion from then on.

First Communion is the 3rd Sacrament received by Catholics, after Baptism and First Reconciliation. Candidates usually wear something white, symbolising purity. Certificates mark the occasion.

 If you or anyone in your family would like to learn more about the sacraments for children and young people, including Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion, please don’t hesitate to contact Markelle Ward, ADRS, Garin College.

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